John Bull Loop Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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John Bull Loop Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Campo Seco, California that features a lake 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
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1017 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

historic site

no dogs

Great hike through EBMUD watershed, a beautiful display of wildflowers on the east side of the trail. Not a lot of shade, lots of cows and beautiful views of the lake. A quick walk to the top of John Bull Peak Spur Trail is a must! There's a picnic bench at the top with a 360 view where you can see Mt. Diablo in the west and the snow-capped sierras in the east. Please note a permit is required to use this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

It's just a gravel road for horses. You need a permit and they don't issue it at the "trailhead". There is also no lake access.

hiking
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5 months ago

Please note: no dogs allowed. Also, permit is needed from East Bay Mud.

5 months ago