Heritage Grove Loop Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Heritage Grove Loop Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near La Honda, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.0 miles 1076 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

A hike in Sam McDonald County Park promising both old-growth redwood trees and sweeping mountaintop views. In the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains and roughly on a parallel with San Jose, you'll find Sam Mc Donald County Park a great place to explore. Our recommended route around the Heritage Grove Loop will take you to grasslands with sweeping open views of neighboring mountain ridge tops, before leading you down into a valley of old growth redwood trees. Elevation gain: - 800ft (from 500 - 1200ft)

15 days ago

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8 months ago

Was a beautiful mostly flat (on the northern half of the loop) walk. Was perfect for my wife, 2-year-old and I.

1 year ago

5 years ago

Beautiful hike, one of our favorites. Heads up - the lower Heritage Grove trail stops abruptly at a bridge which has been yellow-taped and declared unsafe to cross. You need to double back but it is worth the side trip to see the old growth trees.