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East Ridge and Pool Ridge Short Loop

MODERATE 52 reviews

East Ridge and Pool Ridge Short Loop is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Guerneville, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,066 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

running

forest

river

waterfall

no dogs

hiking
8 days ago

Overall really nice hike, as others say it’s tough on the knees on the way down and be sure you have good shoes so you don’t go sliding on the loose dirt (like I did

hiking
5 months ago

A nice little hike, tough on the knees on the way down.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Great workout ! Not many views due to trees .... but STEEP and a great self challenge ... the park is beautiful when you come Down ... levels for All , but this one is a great beginning ...

hiking
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

We did this hike in the afternoon a got a bit dark inside the woods. Nice hike uphill, good workout.

hiking
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A nice, short loop that spends most of the way either gaining or losing elevation. The trail is wide, soft and well-shaded the entire way. Despite the shade, the steep (15%-ish) uphills made for warm work despite it being November and wearing shorts. There is a small waterfall as you descend the East Ridge. Cross the picnic area (or stop for lunch) before you head up a decent number of switchback on the Pool Ridge Trail. Upon reaching the ridge, the trail drops almost immediate down more switchback. While these switchback initially will appear to be taking you further north (if you're going counter-clockwise) , they eventually drop you down to a flat trail section that runs southward along a stream (only a trickle in November). This trail eventually spits you out near the Colonel Armstrong Tree, a relatively large (and old) redwood. It is also worthwhile to make the 2 minute walk to the amphitheater before taking the paved road back to the Visitor Center.

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