Down and Up Trail Loop

MODERATE 50 reviews

Down and Up Trail Loop is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pilot Hill, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
20 days ago

great hike or run in the spring. usually a good wildflower display. parking can be difficult on popular weekends

2 months ago

Love going up the trail

3 months ago

Nice river access but a lot of the hike was long stretches of no shade. Cool old shack towards the half way point of the trail that was used in a movie.

hiking
3 months ago

Probably better for biking. There’s zero shade for a lot of it so make sure you go earlier. Still really liked this hike.

3 months ago

Went in late May. Much of the surrounding land was just dead weeds, very little shade, and you could drive a truck down most of the trail. In fact, many parts of the trail were really just a road. Sometimes poorly marked, needed to pull the map up at times to figure out where to go. Nice access to the river though. All in all, there's nicer places to go hiking!

hiking
3 months ago

This is a pretty easy trail, easy to follow, some brief incline/declines. We went in the mid afternoon, and was pretty hot, wear sunscreen. We saw a bunch of hawks, two deer, runner, a biker, some horses...and a long snake that was half way taking up the trail! Not sure what kind it was. I wish it was a little more challenging, for my ability, but did enjoy myself.

4 months ago

Nice cool day on this hike. Fairly easy with well maintained trails and signs. Lots of blue oaks. Was not super crowded and the sheep were fun to see. Would definitely do a longer trail on return.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty and very well marked trail. Lots of flowers and green in the spring. There are also connecting trails so you can add more distance. I think it's a little more on the "easy" side.

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely beautiful this time of year!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike among open meadows. Perfect for sunny days in winter and early spring. Some incline, beautiful views of the hills, close to the American river. I highly recommend it.

6 months ago

This is an outstanding hike that is very un-trafficked. As the title of the hike lends, there is lots of opportunity for elevation gain and loss. But if you are looking for a Bluebird Day hike that offers views, solitude and even more views, this should be the first consideration. I’m so pumped to come back and take the river level trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Fairly wide trail with a half-way point of the river. Lots of dogs and horses. There's one narrow downhill section leading to the river which would make it hard to pass other animals, but no one was on that part of the trail. There's a ton of trails that branch off, so at times it helped to use this map to stay on the right trail.

7 months ago

Very open beautiful trail. A bit muddy in parts but drying out.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Solid well maintained trail with some great portions to train for hills.

hiking
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Nice hike not much cover good access to the river beautiful open meadows.

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6 months ago

recorded Down and Up Trail Loop

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