Circle Corral and Bass Lake Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews

Circle Corral and Bass Lake Loop is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Mount Hamilton, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles
528 feet

dogs on leash


horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running



wild flowers


Thursday, July 07, 2016

I parked near the second traffic circle, and then took a minor digression on the 0.3 paved circular loop (I think there used to be a sign at the fork but it doesn't say anything any more). The loop trail and I think the Bass Lake Trail were closed due to erosion, so I just did the southern part of the loop. I accidentally also went a chunk further south on Hotel Trail until I realized that I was definitely going south not north! Until that point there wasn't much elevation change. The views are much of a muchness throughout. Several birds of prey were circling overhead - I tried not to take it personally.

There is not much shade, so it's pretty warm in the middle of the day - take plenty of water. There's a $6 entrance fee for the park.

Monday, June 05, 2017