Felix the Cat, Chinquapin, Pipe Dream and Magic Carpet Loop

MODERATE 9 reviews

Felix the Cat, Chinquapin, Pipe Dream and Magic Carpet Loop is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Scotts Valley, 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.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 971 feet Route Type: Loop

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hiking
2 months ago

This is a great trail. Beautiful lush redwoods, enough climbing and flow to keep your heart rate up. Don’t bail out at the entrance, it’s a little tricky for the first eighth of a mile with rocks and scrambling. The trail shows 6.5 miles but as routed is close to 5. I recommend doing the recorded route backwards, this will keep more bikes in front of you and less coming up on your tail. It’s much easier if your ears are pointed at them as they come towards you. If you’re comfortable with listening for bikes and being respectful of trail etiquette it’s absolutely lovely. There are a lot of bikes, and the majority are exceptionally polite, but we did run into a couple of teenagers that were disrespectful. Keep your ears open and you’ll have no problems enjoying your. time.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Agree with above comment. My boyfriend is an avid mountain biker and said definitely don’t hike this route.

Monday, February 05, 2018

this is definitely a mountain biker's trail. very heavy mountain bike traffic. I can't wait to come back on my bike. definitely avoid if hiking.

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Sunday, April 01, 2018

Sunday, November 20, 2016

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