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
721 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

28 days ago

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

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
3 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).

trail running
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 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
4 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.

trail running
4 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
7 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
8 months ago

trail running
9 months ago