Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve Loop Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve Loop Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cazadero, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until June.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

no dogs

Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve is an excellent location for wildflowers. The hike is easy. This loop starts with the Chinese Gulch trail and meets up with the Phillips Gulch trail for the return. Note that there is a fork in the Philips Gulch trail that is easy to miss - if you stay on what looks like the main trail it returns you to the road, which you can follow (as I did) back to parking. The parking lot is roughly a mile up from the highway. There is parking for about 10 cars. Restrooms are available there, but they are off the road (downhill) and not always that obvious. Wonderful wildflowers all spring!

hiking
1 month ago

An excellent trail, easy to hike, shaded all the way, with wonderful wildflowers

hiking
2 months ago