Grass Valley/ Brandon Trail Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews

Grass Valley/ Brandon Trail Loop is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Oakland, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

hiking
18 days ago

walking
Saturday, December 03, 2016

Nice short walk. The start of the trail can only be reached via windy and scenic Redwood Road, which can be fun depending on what you're into. This trail offers a nice mixture of scenery. The grass valley portion goes through a more open area as the name suggests and then Brandon trail goes through a scenic tree line. So you will be out in the sun for half the time and in the shade for the other half. I passed one bicyclist and three other hikers so there is some light traffic along the trail. The far end runs adjacent to the Chabot bike loop. If you need to cut your hike short, you can cross over via Red Tail trail. Horses also frequent these trails, so watch your step!