Mountain Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews

Mountain Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Glen Ellen, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,669 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

blowdown

bugs

no dogs

2 months ago

This trail was a fun 3.5 hour hike. It combines what the parks brochure calls the London lake trail (a 2 mile moderate) into the full 8 mile Park Summit Trail listed as “strenuous.”

At times it could be decently steep, with loose terrain in places. We went in May and did not experience any ticks, biting bugs etc. The trail itself was well groomed and the park was easy to navigate. The view from the top was worth the hike. Upon decent through the multiple high-altitude Meadows we came across many deer, a small non-poisonous snake and other wildlife.

4 months ago

Great hike!, the view from the top is worth it all and you passed through a bunch of beautiful Redwood stands and cross a couple small Creeks before you get to some open Meadows with lots of beautiful oak trees.

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9 months ago

Agree with the review below that total length is 8 miles from parking lot ($10). Beautiful mostly shaded trail with wide open at the top and nice views. Rec hiking shoes. If you're looking for a good lunch spot after, Benzinger Winery is just down the road and allows your to bring your own picnic!

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10 months ago

Overall nice trail and mostly shaded. I recommend long pants as there are currently goatheads on the trail. Sun protection is also a must during summer as there is little to no shade at the top. Overall a nice hike with some local history.

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10 months ago

Start at parking lot and follow Lake Trail to Mountain trail. Mostly shady, steeper and sunny at the Summit. Saw deer. Beautiful! Interesting information about Jack London in Cabin.

11 months ago

more like 8+ miles from the parking lot. steep at the summit. nice changing environment. vineyard to redwoods to grassy fields. saw a gaggle off wild turkeys.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Great view!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Great hike with wonderful views! Definitely a butt blaster going up the mountain trail.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

This is an awesome hike that now connects to our newest gem, No. Sonoma Mountion region park.
Both are a must do..

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hiked the Lake trail and Mountain trail to the Sonoma Ridge Tr for a total of 10.9 miles round trip. Moderate ascent with a nice view at the top. Watchout for poison oak.

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Saturday, January 04, 2014

Tough hike, not too bad up to the lake, then it gets a little gnarly. Make sure to bring your own water and a snack. Late August - keep your eyes out for ripe blackberries EVERYWHERE!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Positively beautiful hike. Make sure to bring your own water. Beware of mountain lions, snakes, and ticks (the usual).

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Went hiking with my husband and two small kids. Very pretty hike, the lake was a little depressing since there was no lake. Check out my hike in more detail at chasquimom.blogspot.com. Look under Bay Area Hiking

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4 months ago

recorded Mountain Trail

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