Homestead-Blue Ridge Trail

HARD 275 reviews

Homestead-Blue Ridge Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Winters, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1450 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

8 minutes ago

trail running
1 day ago

Love It..... never been so tired.... love the view

hiking
1 day ago

What a hike, had a blast hiking this trail. Its very hard and exhausting. Word to the wise go early the sun is a killer and so are the bugs. Wear a hat, sunglasses and leggings. There's a lot of brush that could cut ur legs. Make sure u take some water. Don't recommend taking children or pets.

1 day ago

hiking
3 days ago

I had a blast during this hike! It gets pretty steep, but it's so worth it. It's nice to explore! I recommend checking out the old homestead!

trail running
6 days ago

9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

10 days ago

Great hike really gets you going and build a sweat that's for sure. Definitely not something you should go on if u don't plan on really getting a work out in. Also not something to take pets or kids to since the trail does narrow down near a cliff

11 days ago

11 days ago

Awesome trail.

11 days ago

11 days ago

beautiful scene. good workout. just a great trail

hiking
16 days ago

19 days ago

Did Blueridge to Homestead. Great challenge.

20 days ago

You have the option of completing this loop by taking either the homestead route or blueridge route. Blueridge is just as it says, strenuous. It's a lot of steep elevation increase. There's also very little shade going this direction. That said, it was worth the extra effort to take blueridge as exiting the trail on homestead gave me plenty of shade, access to the river, and a gentle decent. Which was perfect since I was ready for it by the time I got there. If you plan to descend the blueridge side, be aware it's going to be taxing on your knees. This trail was absolutely beautiful. So worth every last ounce of effort to complete the whole loop. So much to look at and enjoy. I passed about three or four small groups of people on this hike. Very lightly trafficed. Also a huge plus.

24 days ago

Rough, but 100% worth it. Rocky and could be unsafe for kids but definitely a fun trip.

24 days ago

This is a strenuous hike in places and a stroll in others but, overall, a very good workout. Wonderful 360 degree views from the top, including Clear Lake to the north. One of our favourite local hikes.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago