East Ridge and Pool Ridge Loop Trail

MODERATE 91 reviews

East Ridge and Pool Ridge Loop Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Guerneville, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1794 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

A pleasant mostly-shady forest hike around the two ridges bordering the Armstrong redwood grove.

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21 days ago

Beautiful and shaded trail. Seems more challenging than moderate due to inclines, but maybe that's just me.

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1 month ago

Took East Ridge Trail up and once we reached the top, instead of heading back, we decided to do the entire loop! it was a challenge but so satisfying at the end!!

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2 months ago

Trail markers are not very clear and it's easy to take the wrong trail. The hike itself is nice, it's mostly shaded which helps with the steep ascend to the top. I finished the loop clockwise in about 2.5 hours, but I didn't take much time to stop since it was getting late.

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5 months ago

Tackled this loop going clockwise bright and early. Pretty decent climb but it's well shaded and benches litter the area in various spots. The beautiful redwoods appear mostly contained near the visitor center but plenty of other things to see as you ascend and eventually descend the ridge. Definitely worth checking out and a nice workout.

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5 months ago

Some amazing views once you are on the top. Was up there around 8 am and the sun was still low on the horizon, so was perfect. Though it says Strenous at the Trail head, it isn't that hard for regular hikers since it's very well shaded. Might actually be better in spring