Loma Prieta and Bridge Loop Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Loma Prieta and Bridge Loop Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aptos, California that features a waterfall 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1128 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This hike offers a walk along the beautiful Aptos creek. Experience the quietness of nature, and try to spot some of the abundance of wildlife that theses redwoods offer.

16 days ago

Dogs only allowed on paved roads and in picnic areas

18 days ago

Beautiful!

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4 months ago

This trail starts at the free parking but if you're willing to pay the entry fee, you can drive to the end of the Aptos creek fire road. The road traffic is pretty significant so its nice to skip the dusty road and start at the gate.

There are two significant landslides on the bridge trail which make it hard to finish the loop.

4 months ago

So beautiful here. Wish I could have seen more but I will be back for sure!

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9 months ago

loved it. Muddy and some parts of trail was covered, or washed away cuz of rain

9 months ago