Mayfair Ranch and Longwall Canyon Loop

MODERATE 6 reviews

Mayfair Ranch and Longwall Canyon Loop is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Morgan Hill, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
731 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

Probably my favorite trail in the South Bay. A true hidden gem. Lightly traveled (we've done the loop without seeing a sole), and the views are stunning. First mile+ is a bit of a climb but once on top you hike along a ridge line that provides views in multiple directions. No traffic noise, no people, you feel as if you're alone in the wilderness. Just awesome. Once you drop down into the canyon (end of mile 2) you're treated with a beautiful seasonal stream with large granite looking boulders akin to what you'd see in a low elevation sierra stream. Final mile is practically flat and really enjoyable. If not for the first mile of climbing this trail is EASY.

hiking
3 months ago

clockwise - nice incline right off the bat with great views of the surrounding hills. Ends with about 1.5 miles of flat. Nice in winter and spring, not sure if the summer would be so nice as the hills would be all brown by then. Partially shady

hiking
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hiking
10 months ago