Photos of Samaniego Ridge Seven Trail

Distance: 18.8 miles Elevation Gain: 5,629 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Sun Apr 01 2018

The trail is in decent shape for the first 3 or so miles, but then approaching Samaniego peak to Walnut Spring (I only went as far as Walnut) the trail is quite covered in pine needles and is challenging to see at times, with a lot of spiny bushes. Wear long pants!!!! You frequently push through spiny bushes at waist height. Walnut Spring is not right on the trail but there is an old grey metal sign on a tree that has WALN on it still and the spring is just downhill of the sign. It was flowing on April 1st after a dry winter. I could not find Shovel Spring that is supposedly on the Canada Del Oro trail start. Otherwise, beautiful views here and there, lovely pine forest patches, and good switch backs!

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