Lover's Loop via Grass Mountain Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews

Lover's Loop via Grass Mountain Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Santa Ynez, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 780 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

bird watching

running

forest

wildlife

1 month ago

Great hike today! Much better hike this time around bc we went counterclockwise, finishing on the downslope. Watch out for snakes. Encountered a large rattler on the path by the stream, near end of hike.

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1 month ago

Great, well-marked trail. Permit is needed from Midland School which would have been good to know ahead of time. Take plenty of water as there is not a lot of shade.

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3 months ago

Good moderate trail for a morning hike!

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5 months ago

This is a lovely moderate, or perhaps a little less than moderate, trail that gives you amazing views of Grass Mountain without the strain of Grass Mountain. Plenty good of good bloom along this trail, albeit not as spectacular as actual Grass Mountain. Don't be an a-hole, park correctly so you don't make it a one lane road and cause nightmare traffic for everyone. You will be ticketed if you park poorly.

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muddy
6 months ago

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muddy
off trail
washed out
6 months ago

This trail was very muddy and messed up due to cows on the upper part of the trail. You can always get around it but it is a little treacherous on some hilltops. Overall, my fitbit logged 6.25 miles in just under three hours from Upper Lovers loop to the end, we did go the wrong way and have to loop back but not enough to add significant mileage on the above number. Lots of water at the beginning (if you're starting at Lower) or at the end (if you're going Upper first). Easy in terms of strain/athleticism but moderate in terms of length.

8 months ago

Great open vistas. Many trail-blocking downed trees to climb over, through, or around. Very dry. Evidence of a past fire and many dead or dying trees. Still thoroughly enjoyed it.

8 months ago

Great hike with dogs. Enjoyed all the way with nice views. Solid workout!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Fun loop but be sure to bring water as it can get hot at times on the trail because some of it is totally exposed to the sun. Lots of free range cows along the path which can add confusion regarding which is the trail and which is a cow path. Obviously there are cow pies to avoid.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Overgrown and kind of hard to decipher the trail. Today the trail was impossible due to cows all over the trail, also the overgrown weeds made it feel like we were going to be coming out with at least one tech.

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Monday, May 07, 2018

Poppies were in full bloom on the way down around 1:30pm. The last mile of the accent is truly painful. Steep grade with loose gravel/dirt means hikers should be in shape with proper shoes. Views are nice at top but not much more spectacular than what's visible at 1,500 ft. Hiked on a Wednesday and saw just a couple of other parties.

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Sunday, April 08, 2018

great in spring time for seeing flowers.

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