Homestead-Blue Ridge Trail

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Homestead-Blue Ridge Trail is a 5.1 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
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1456 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

2 days ago

Has anyone taken their dog on this hike?

hiking
2 days ago

beautiful but grueling trail

hiking
2 days ago

This was a wonderful beautiful hike with gorgeous views of Lake Berryessa at the top! I’d say it’s a moderate hike. There’s definite elevation gain; we were glad we brought our trekking poles for stability but they are not essential. Dress in layers as it got quite cold from wind gusts at the top. Took us 3hrs to do the 5.5 mile loop. Highly recommend.

5 days ago

This was a great and challenging hike. Bouldering at the ridge tops was amazing, and the views... Wow.

5 days ago

Great hike up to ridge with plenty to see on the way culminating in terrific views over Lake Berryessa.

5 days ago

Amazing place! Totally recommend this trail!

12 days ago

Great hike, bring plenty of water and one trekking pole got the incline. A rewarding hike at the peak!

hiking
14 days ago

Lovely hike with beautiful views of Lake Berryessa. We hiked clockwise as proposed and had lunch at halfway point looking down at the lake. Not much shade, so go early and take water

hiking
23 days ago

this was by far, the most real and most difficult hike for me. my husband and I did the counterclockwise loop, making our way up 1.5 miles to the top to the amazing views of lake Berryessa. had I known there was another 3.5 miles of really challenging hike through the mountain ridges, the trail becoming non existent in some areas, picking your way through huge rocks and undergrowth, going on all fours at some points due to the steepness of the trails, I would have gone back down the same way I came up. But, now that I've successfully done it, and lived to write about it, I'm glad I did. Would I do it again? Heck, yah!!!

hiking
26 days ago

It’s great day hike! Definitely fun to climb around a few rocks on the way! The ridges are a workout for sure, I would do this again!

28 days ago

I did the loop from the parking lot and I don’t think it’s 4.4 miles anymore. I didn’t track it but seemed longer. Any thoughts??

30 days ago

Amazing trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Took blue ridge up and down same way. Great hike for quick elevation and lake view at the top was worth it. I've hiked this area in the summer and it can get hot so this time of year was a nice change.

1 month ago

Steep difficulty loop trail. but view is amazing. Recommend hike start right side first. You will see lake view first. Need spend 3.5hours

hiking
1 month ago

I would say this is a nice quick moderate hike. Went up to the top and down the same way. I heard that if you take the loop it gets harder. Posting on the trail said that there was a fire that couple years back that took out a lot of the shade trees. So definitely go on a cooler day as the steep hike will not mix well with high heat. I recommend getting there early as parking will get full on weekends by afternoon.

hiking
1 month ago

Very fun, took the Blue Ridge up and took Homestead down. Homestead was a little steep on the way down but it went quick.

1 month ago

nice hike for training will keep you in shape hike 1/7/18

1 month ago

Loved it! So beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail if you are looking for elevation change. About 1,700 feet increase and 1,700 feet decrease in elevation over the course of 5 miles. Some parts have you climbing over large rocks with some fairly steep climbs. There were pretty views of the nearby hills and lake. Watch out for snakes. Hiked 1/1/18

1 month ago

Beautiful and rewarding trail. The view at the end is gorgeous and good for stopping to eat at the top.

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