Gerle Loop Trail

EASY 23 reviews

Gerle Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near Pilot Hill, California that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
239 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

river

beautiful weather today, shade most of the trail. watch out for poison oak! there is a lot of it on the trail.

14 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

A nice trail with great views of the river. Would go on it again!

trail running
21 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful. Good for my kids ages 4 and 8. Well groomed. Lots of poison oak in shade. Will definitely be back.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Scenic and shaded. Shorter hike with a little elevation change. Quiet and uncrowded. Nice river access towards the end. My dog went off leash and had a grand time.

hiking
2 months ago

A lovely little trail. It was an easy hike for my mixed company of novices. The dogs loved it. The scenery was pretty in April and the river stop was a great spot to relax before heading back to the car.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, totally recommend it!

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail and scenery.
Easy enough for kids to enjoy as well.

Took my dog with me and he loved it.

Saw many people biking and horse riding.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy trail! some awesome views of the American River!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail, nice people, distant view of the roaring American river.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Most of the trail is shaded, while walking through the oaks and overlooking the SF American River in places. Magnolia Ranch is one of those wonderful places where the trees, river, and hills also accompany some great trails. Gerle Loop has minimal elevation changes making it great for all skill levels.

6 months ago

8 months ago

Great trail to show someone what Mountain biking is about. Trail is easy enough for anyone. Also good running trail. You might see some horses on the trail also.