Las Posadas State Forest Loop

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Las Posadas State Forest

Las Posadas State Forest Loop is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Angwin, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 675 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
closed
3 months ago

Attempted to hike at this park today but the entrance to the park/trails is currently closed. There are multiples signs warning “danger” “authorized personnel only” “violators will be prosecuted”- other folks who are arrived at the same time entered, but we decided it wasn’t worth the risk.

backpacking
closed
muddy
4 months ago

Nice and smooth, mostly on fire trail. AMAZING view at the lookout!! Didn’t have hiking clothes so had to go in hospital scrubs and slip ons.

backpacking
off trail
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Really good hike for dogs, there’s multiple trials so you can probably walk a different route each time you go and you hardly run into someone even if the parking lot looks full. After a rainy day, the creek has a good amount of water. If you walk off the trails which you can, need some navigation skills to get back. Lots of bikers.

hiking
bugs
muddy
private property
rocky
4 months ago

Best hiking in the world. I live near it and go all of the time. There is such great hiking and biking. There is all different trails. My favorite trail is what I call the "Troll Bridge". It is a beutuful hike the has a troll bridge. Best hiking ever.

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

hiking
bugs
off trail
Thu May 23 2019

Thu Dec 27 2018

Nice trails, lots of fire roads and trails that criss cross each other. We didn’t do this full loop as we accidentally got on different roads. It would have been really easy to get lost without GPS. Cal Fire will be closing most of this trail in January as they’re doing forest upkeep. Really beautiful and shaded and you can have dogs off leash.

Sun Nov 04 2018

Good trail but ... no view

Sun Feb 25 2018

Nice hike, pretty easy and very dusty. Terrain varies from woods to meadow, mostly flat. Picnic table overlooking airstrip. Some of us (well, ok..me) were freaked out by the pack of coyote we heard crying/calling. Seemed to be stalking us. I had my puppy with me and it was very un-nerving. Past a runner who said he sees the pack often but not to worry...they are harmless. No others on the trail. Id recommend doing this with a friend or two.

Sat Feb 17 2018

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hiking
Thu Jan 18 2018

Mostly fire roads and the road splits off in different directions multiple times but we used our intuition and managed to make a big circle back to the entrance. Took two hours. As others have said, easy to get lost.

hiking
Fri Dec 29 2017

Trail is mostly shaded and includes portions of 4H camp access road. Hiking clockwise, the end of the marked loop near the trailhead is blocked due to construction. The property is crisscrossed with mapped trails and it was easy finding a workaround (unsigned), but it did cause us to backtrack a few hundred yards. Great walk with our dog.

mountain biking
Thu Dec 21 2017

Great mountain biking trails. Perfect for introducing kids to the sport.

Tue Oct 31 2017

Great hike with plenty of shade with mild up & down trails that send you in all sorts of different directions. Mark the trail turns so you don't get lost.

Wed Sep 13 2017

Mark your hike as you can easily get lost

Fri Aug 25 2017

Parked at the turn where there is a walk-in point to Los Posades State Forrest. I love the up and down terrain along the way to the Eisenhower experiemental forrest. The trails are mainly fire roads which makes for easy navigation. None of the trails are marked with signs but I attend the 4H summer camp as a chaperone and am familiar with the area so we hiked down into the camp and completed our loop up the fire road, passed the department of forestry station and back out to the road. Love the hike from either direction, a little up hill and down hill, as well as plenty of shade.

Tue Aug 15 2017

Great, wide trails, but none are marked. I found it very easy to take the wrong trail, would have. een lost w/out GPS. Lots of shade, going through the woods, a few gills to contend with, but overall, very nice.

Thu Aug 10 2017

great in the hot weather, not too difficult, not too many people, great for dogs.

Wed Jul 26 2017

Love this trail!

running
Sat May 20 2017

This Trail is nice! the loop i did was a bit short but there are plenty of trails that you can sure make it longer. The mosquitos were pretty hungry so be ware and bring some mosquito repellant if you are hiking. around mile 2.5 there is a good climb on single trail but be ware of all the poison oak on the side.

Sat May 06 2017

Go left as you go out. The trail switches back and is a significant descent. The way back in is still uphill, but not as challenging. Not all that scenic. But, a good cardio workout in about 2 hours.

hiking
Mon Apr 03 2017

Lots of poison oak.

Wed Mar 22 2017

The only trail markers are for the 4H camp and the cemetery so it is a good idea to have your phone with GPS to make sure youre on the right path. The trails are basically CA state forrest service roads. The forest is not old growth but there are some great views of Chiles/Pope valley from the eastern portion of the loop.

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