Heritage Grove Loop Trail

EASY 10 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.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
889 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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)

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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.