Long Valley Loop Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Long Valley Loop Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Watsonville, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
255 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

wildlife

no dogs

Monday, December 28, 2015

This is a lovely easy walk that we've now done twice on Winter solstice. Come in the last hour of the day for a special golden light that makes for amazing photos. Plenty of birds and a nice visitor center to warm up in with knowledgeable docents. Plenty of parking as well.

If you are with kids or grandparents, walk out to the boardwalk and bridge, explore the ruins of the Big Barn. If you'd like a longer stroll, do the whole loop. About 2 miles for the loop.

hiking
24 days ago

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2 months ago

hiking
Sunday, May 03, 2015