Graham Hill Trail

MODERATE 20 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

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

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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22 days ago

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23 days ago

28 days 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
2 months ago

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2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

hiking
5 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.

6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Saturday, December 03, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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.

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

trail running
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!

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, September 12, 2012