Homestead, Tuleyome Peak, and Blue Ridge Loop [CLOSED]

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Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

Homestead, Tuleyome Peak, and Blue Ridge Loop [CLOSED] is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Winters, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from October until May.

Length7.2 miElevation gain2,427 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsRunningViewsWildlifeClosedNo shade
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Note: As of September 23, 2020, the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve remains closed to hiking and other recreation, as it has been been severely affected by the LNU Wildfire Complex. For up to date information and current conditions, please consult the park's website here: https://naturalreserves.ucdavis.edu/stebbins-cold-canyon This is a beautiful hike, with views of Sacramento Valley, Lake Berryessa, and wildflowers along the way.

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Christopher Smiley
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If you're planning to do the loop, I recommend starting on th west side and then finishing on the eastern side. The western side, with the views of Lake Berryessa is very rocky along the ridge that runs at the top. It would be much easier to do that section going uphill rather than downhill. The eastern edge is much more of a dirt trail which is easier to hike. There's a far amount of free parking across the road from the trailhead, although this is a very popular hiking area so it does fill up. The trails are in good shape despite the fire damage from August 2020. Although there is very little shade. Overall, it is a nice trail with great views.

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Illuvien Jun Balacy
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Hiking

Trail is not fully open for now. You can only do out and back.

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Warren Navarro
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Definitely hard hike. Depending on the path you take at the start; it can be very steep and gradual to start then steep on the way down. Or reverse it. I can only imagine it will be super hot and windy during the summer. Water before and during. After the wild fires, there is no vegetation cover. Dress accordingly and in layers to peel off. Watch your step! O_O

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Saul Garcia
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HikingGreat!No shadeRocky

Super windy and super beautiful. Bring a windbreaker it will save you at the top and or if the hike goes into night. We hiked about 2.5 miles in the dark from the top. And it was freezing and windy. No cover from the trees. Come prepared is my advice. Because I will 100% do that again, but man was it freezing cold at night

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Christeen Rolle
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This was a good workout for post christmas.muddy on the higher elevation .it will kick yoir butt..thanks for the signage on the peak to get to loop back if you dont pay attention, u might not notice its a trail to hit back going down.its steep going down.love it. hikers were still coming in at almost 4 pm.

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ayo bruh
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HikingGreat!No shadeOver grownRocky

Started from the other side of the trail instead and found the ascent to be much more pleasant than Homestead. The map might say it to be harder but I've honestly found it to be much more pleasant. Started early at 7 am and finished around 11:30 with a long break at Annie's Rock. Very pleasant but strenous time until the descent from the start of Annie's Loop to Homestead. Descending through Homestead was painfully hot with very little shade and I would highly recommend just doing Blue Ridge, Annie's Loop, and coming back out through Blue Ridge again. Much more pleasant. However, I had a ton of fun completing the entire Stebbins Cold Canyon trail. Will be back in the future once the fires have died down again.

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Alicia Werner
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Keep an eye out for snakes! ...and my ray bans

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Juan carlos Lopez
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Very hard go early with lots of water

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Tyler Chuck
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A great trail maintained by the UC Davis Natural Reserve System. Most of the trail is pretty narrow. Quite rocky on Blue Ridge. Most of Annie’s trail is pretty overgrown, both on the sides of the path and above. You’ll have to duck around branches and bushes to keep going on the trail, but with the current conditions, it’s pretty much impossible to avoid the brush. The parking lot is on the opposite side of the road as the trailheads, but there’s a tunnel underneath the road that you can take to get across. Fantastic views of Lake Berryessa along the ridge. Definitely worth the trip!

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Juan carlos Lopez
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Very hard go early with lots of water

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Chiew Saeteurn
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRockyScramble

I did this trail a few days days ago. If you do a full loop from homestead to Annie and back around which is 7.75 miles going clockwise, it is tough I tell you. Bring lots of water. I mean it. Once you get to Annie trail it is difficult climb from incline/steep and narrow trails. The trail is very wooded and overgrown so recommend long sleeves and pants. Follow thru Annie trail and around to Annie’s rock for some good view over the lake. The view is awesome once you reach the top not much shade and becomes rocky once you leave Annie’s trail out the woods you will reach blue ridge and battle the 3-4 peaks the ups and downs open sun exposed area and the mountains are great view and tiring and then back down around to the bottom.

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Kate Flowers
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This is one of my favorite local trails. I usually did the loop, but not going up to Annie’s trail again. It was way too over grown we saw two snakes. Yuck!!!

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Kyle Trambley
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Great views and vistas, but a LOT of poison oak growing onto the trail. Wear long pants, bring plenty of water, and enjoy the hike!

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J Wall
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Beautiful views of Lake Berryessa and the surrounding valleys! Husband and I hiked in our trail sandals without any issue. Would like to do this as a trail run, but quite a few people to dodge. Will be back!

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Laura J.
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Currently closed but decided to do it anyways. Few other folks on the trail as well. Not endorsing ignoring closures but it was worth it, beautiful views from the top of the lake.

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Dylan Hurrle
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I have done the whole trail but I prefer the first loop-less poison oak.For those who like to run trails, I was able to do the first loop in an hour on a hot day without drinking any water.

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Brittany Fawn
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There are so many lizards here! Kinda cool. Make sure to wear hiking shoes so you don’t roll your ankles. We actually did the hike backwards which felt was a lot easier since towards the ending it’s mostly shady and we were going down the stairs instead of climbing them. I would totally do this hike again make sure to bring lots of water!

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Mari Villa
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Ever since I braved Annie's Trail, which is the new name for Tuleyome Trail, this is the only way I wish to hike at Stebbins (the two loops together). I do the Blue Ridge first from North to South and I then do Annie's counterclockwise and end with Homestead. On one particularly hot day in 2019 I brought 1.5 liters with me on trail and was glad I had more water in the car because I needed it by the end when I returned. There aren't supposed to be dogs out here, by the way. They can give wildlife canine distemper or get it from wildlife if not vaccinated.

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Ruben Pena
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Lots of elevation change in this one. Not the easiest trail for dogs or kids due to the rocky conditions at the top of the ridge. Still an amazing hike with a great view. One of my favorites.

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Gary McKinney
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HikingOver grown

Two hard loops linked together. But other wise a great hike with nice weather.

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Gary McKinney
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