Granite Loop Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Granite Loop Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Murrieta, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
321 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

no dogs

A short loop trail around the Visitor Center with numbered markers along the trail.

hiking
16 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Nice trail. We took our 4 year old and he was easily able to navigate. Did hear that the rattlers were already out. So keep your eyes opened. Looking forward to going back

trail running
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Had lots of fun with the little ones, we even got to see a couple coyotes walking around. They walked away as soon as they saw us. Great trail and great views.

4 months ago

Great trail, kid-friendly (NOT stroller friendly). Lots of places to stop and rest on benches under the oaks if you want to. One of my favorite local trails, worth the visit.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

9 months ago

Monday, June 27, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

I thought it was fun. Small trail, more difficult in that the path was rocky and uneven, which made it fun for me. If you do want to see wild life, then do this trail. However, if you are afraid of snakes or crawling creatures then don't do this trail. I thought it was fun! I did see some poison oak but it was not near the trail.

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

This was our first time hiking the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve trails. We hiked parts of the Granit Loop and Vista Grande trails, about 2 miles worth. This was a easy strolling hike. The trails were well maintained and marked. We loved the scenery - rolling hills, wildflowers, knotty oks, and grassy plateaus. We'll come back and maybe hike the Vernal Pool trail and see the Adobes. Worth the entrance fee!

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

hiking
Sunday, January 31, 2016

hiking
Saturday, November 28, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

walking
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Very nice walking trail