Las Posadas State Forest Loop

MODERATE 37 reviews

Las Posadas State Forest Loop is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Angwin, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

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
21 days ago

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
29 days ago

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

2 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Mark your hike as you can easily get lost

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Love this trail!

trail running
8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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
9 months ago

Lots of poison oak.

9 months ago

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.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Great

Monday, December 05, 2016

It's beautiful! Great for beginners and dogs! Be careful, horses occasionally use the trail so make sure dogs are on leash!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Decent hiking, somewhat flat not much to see but forest, good for running/mt biking and dog friendly. Be careful though lots of paths and if you don't pay attention you can get lost!

Friday, August 05, 2016

Wide, gently sloping trails that cross cross. You go left, I'll go right. Some spots were steep "like a roller coaster" my son said. Super fun. Great views of the meadows & cows. Otherwise, forest view. Lots of fern, evergreens, and poison oak! My little dog had an easy time with the walk.

hiking
Friday, May 13, 2016

Easy hike. Circled beautiful meadow. Totally unoccupied during week day school hours. Primary use appears to be for bike trail for PUC students.

mountain biking
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

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