Homestead-Blue Ridge Trail

HARD 296 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

2 days ago

Beautiful trail with stunning canyon and gorge views on the way up. The hike is strenuous; however, it is well worth the views of Lake Berryessa at the highest point on the loop.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

it's an amazing trail to go on. the view beats the difficulty of the hike everytime.
just make sure you bring a flashlight if you go late in the day. we got lucky and used it phones flash towards the end.
would definitely go again.

hiking
11 days ago

Definitely a go to when I want a good workout. Very strenuous , wear a heart monitor, you'll see ! Haha worth it, great views on top of the peaks & everyone we've encountered were friendly. Pack more water than u think you'll need esp. in the Heat.

hiking
14 days ago

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22 days ago

Awesome views and a challenging hike. Got the legs feeling it! Took an icy dip in putsch creek after to cool off.

hiking
23 days ago

Hard but worth it

23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

This hike has it all. I took my 8 year old daughter. There are definitely some really hard spots and her fear of bees led to some sticky moments, but overall she was a total star. I'll probably take her back when get a little older, but I will definitely will be doing this hike solo again and again.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Pretty novice hiker - a bit out of shape so this was a very difficult hike for me. End of may heat gains on you around 11am. Took the advice to go clockwise - I might try again the other direction. Homestead is more gradual gain. A lot of up and down the peaks at the lake view but so worth it! Wildflowers were in bloom!!

Go early if heat is an obstacle - we started at about 10:15 and it got hot!!! Bring a lot of water and a snack!

Beautiful trail.

28 days ago

The views were spectacular! Bring lots of water, sun screen and have your camera ready at the top. Recommend you hike early or go on a cooler day. Will be back!!

hiking
29 days ago

great hike, wild flower show right now is truly amazing

I recommend start on Blue Ridge and go down homestead, the stairs on homestead can be brutal

29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with great views of Lake Berryessa and Sacramento Valley. Decent elevation gain. Usually, very crowded on weekends. Glad to see some of the vegetation growing back since wildfires.

Tip: If hiking in the summer, go early. The valley heat can be brutal.