Heritage Grove Loop Trail

EASY 19 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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3 months ago

not too difficult, cut short due to daylight, but nice

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3 months ago

Amazing hike but dont use my map - tried to extend the hike with a few additional miles but ran into challenges. Never easy to get to hikes on the P'sula, TH has limited parking but there is a larger lot right around the corner. Trail in great condition even with the recent rain. Trail goes up right away but not too bad. The Redwoods are solid but not over the top (but wait) - get to the top and wide open views. The Heritage portion of the hike was one of the best I have seen in the Bay Area - very quiet and Redwoods looked great

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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.

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.

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