Graham Hill Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Graham Hill Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Scotts Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1056 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A moderate hike from the oak scrub down to the San Lorenzo River in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park This is a moderate hike that will take you from the oak scrub along the Graham Hill trail, through the verdant Redwood jungle along the Powder Mill Creek and finally down to the San Lorenzo River bottom on the steep Buckeye trail. Most of the hike is sandy single track that holds up well even after a good wash, but as it's in the shade most of the time, it would be a great hike on a hot day. The San Lorenzo River doesn't live up to its name after months of dry weather, but during the rainy season it gets quite full.

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13 days ago

Nice paved trail for dogs but the trail part of the loop back may not be dog friendly.. no signs on the way up but there are signs once you meet up with graham hill trail that say no dogs. Graham hill follows the road and is noisy, not my favorite but okay to avoid out and back.

5 months ago

Beautiful area, but the Graham Hill part of the trail is actually along the road. The paved trail along the park is dog friendly. I think it is called Pinehill road. Beautiful park and camp ground.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful, shady hike for a warm summer day! I was not expecting to dip my toes in the San Lorenzo but the water felt great after a long descent. In early summer, the wildflowers were incredible.

hiking
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

It was beautiful. Mostly shaded. Only ran into a few people. There are a lot of places to enter without paying for parking. There are A LOT of trails so just pay attention to the app so you know you're on the path you want to be on.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Everything you look for in a trail! Sandy-soiled ponderosa, fern-blanketed creek-valleys, and all the oak and bay in between!

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