DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1243 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

washed out

hiking
11 months ago

Started this hike from the Sunol Visitor Center and up the HayField road, then follow the signs for Maquire Peaks loop. I wanted to do more that the 5 miles from there, and this was a nice add to make a 12 mile hike.

I saw Quail along with baby chicks, Turkeys and their baby gooblers, turkey vultures, hawks, woodpeckers.

I will note that I didn't believe the comment about the Tule Elk, but found that there ARE sighings in this area. What a treat it would be to see one though.

I added a bit more on the way back to the visitor center by cutting over to the Indian Joe trail for a bit of stream and shade walking. I ended the hike at 2pm and at 100~f.