Gerle Loop Trail to Down and Up Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Gerle Loop Trail to Down and Up Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pilot Hill, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,010 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
11 days ago

There was almost no shade, however the trail was well maintained, wide, and had signage. Not very busy (prbly because it was hot). There was a good amount of elevation, about 1500 ft ea way for out and back. Only a small creek along the route and ends at the American river where there is a rapid and fast moving water. We had our dogs and weren't able to let them swim due to rafters and danger of the rapids.Just over 6 miles roundtrip. It was a good workout but not ideal with dogs and on a hot day.

hiking
8 months ago