Creekside Trail to Big Leaf Trail Loop

MODERATE 61 reviews

Creekside Trail to Big Leaf Trail Loop is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Santa Rosa, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
590 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

2 months ago

Nice hike. We did 4 mike loop, wasn't hard at all.

trail running
4 months ago

I ended up taking a wrong turn early on and doing ridge trail to creek side trail, but it was a great run. I'm very new to trail running so the first half was tough for me but probably not that hard for a more experienced trail runner. Imagine it would be a moderate hike. New tree coverage, great views. Parking free along the road outside the parking lot ($7 to park in the lot).

hiking
6 months ago

I've been going to Shiloh Ranch a few times a week after work, on the way home. I love all of the variations on loops there, along with the challenging uphills. It's perfect for an after-work hike. There are lots of deer out in the evenings.

hiking
6 months ago

Lovely gentle hike. Nice variety of terrain. Sometimes amongst the trees, sometimes in open meadows. The pond is a peaceful place to sit and relax for a bit. The geese and a bunch of dragon flies kept us entertained.

hiking
9 months ago

As described- moderate hike with a few nice views. Great mossy trees and clearly marked trails. Very muddy post rainfall. A few options to make the loop shorter or longer.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

My favorite hike at Shiloh Ranch!

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

The creek side trail is an easy hike with trees.

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Trails are nice. It's a bummer that the creek is dried up. While there are a few steep parts, the hike felt pretty easy overall. Just watch out for the horse poop along the trail.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Short but fun

hiking
Friday, May 20, 2016

fun and great views

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Awesome trail!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Love the variety and ease of access

Friday, April 08, 2016

Amazing Workout!

hiking
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Fun

hiking
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Liked very well

hiking
Friday, July 04, 2014

Nice trails- much of it shaded so great for a hot day. No dogs allowed. Beautiful views from the top.

Monday, April 14, 2014

I like this trail because you can choose your difficulty, but still get to the top to enjoy a nice, broad view. There's a great shaded spot with a bench at the top of the hill and it only takes 20-30 minutes to get there.

hiking
Sunday, October 06, 2013

Wish I had had more time to explore this system as there are lots of options here. Not a huge area but loops around and through the middle with plenty of steep hills make this a nice challenge, or easier rolling terrain. Stay left on a counterclockwise loop for the stream trail which is flat and fun!

hiking
Friday, April 26, 2013

A nice loop trail in Windsor, CA with great views of the vineyards and beautiful trees. We did this on a Friday morning and barely encountered anyone on the trail. The elevation gain was not insignificant (1000 feet), and on a hotter day it could have been a better workout, but pretty decent overall.

hiking
2 months ago

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