Del Amigo to Virgil Williams to Starview to Ringtail Cat

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Del Amigo to Virgil Williams to Starview to Ringtail Cat is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Danville, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1788 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

This trail takes you along the east side of Las Trampas Ridge. You can park along Starview Dr. near the trail entrance. The trail passes through Eugene O'Neil historical site.

The track has you take a detour through private property to get from Madrone to Ringtail Cat. The southern entrance to this trail isn't marked, but when you arrive at Ringtail Cat and turn around it is posted as being private property. Also, the satellite view has this trail marked as "point of no return" so I have suggested an edit to have the track stay on Madrone.

I happened to do this hike on the morning that Brazen Racing was having their Rocky Ridge half marathon. So it was nice to see a lot of traffic on the trail. On my previous trips I've seen very few people out here. The half marathon has a 4000 ft elevation gain. It looks like quite the challenge for an ambitious hiker / trail runner.

hiking
3 months ago