Meadowlark Ridge Loop

EASY 19 reviews

Meadowlark Ridge Loop is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Alhambra Valley, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

wildlife

no dogs

Park Features: This small parkland is a 198-acre parcel that is composed of wetlands and grasslands. The main focal point of the preserve is the Al McNabney Marsh, which supports a diverse range of birdlife. The marsh lies on the Pacific Flyway and seasonally provides an important place of refuge for the migrating birds. It is a great place to see all types of birds from waterfowl to raptors – just remember to bring your binoculars, field guides, and drinking water. Trails Highlights: This short loop crosses from the parking lot to the grassy trail and leads very gently uphill, where you can look down on the marsh below. From this vantage point you may spot birds and other wildlife below. Trail Directions: Park at the main parking lot off Waterbird Way and cross through the cattle gate. Through the gate, continue straight onto the Meadowlark Ridge Loop trail. When the trail forks, stay to the right. Remain on the trail as it loops around back toward the parking lot.

walking
5 months ago

It’s a good spot for a walk/easy hike. At the fork past the cow gate, go left for more downhill and right for the uphill. No shade and a lot of mud pies from the cows. Close encounter with the cows which the kids liked. Nice views of the water and surrounding area and a lot of factory’s in view too. Not a good trail for bikes or strollers.

hiking
5 months ago

Another forgotten little trail. Not much to it. I use to live very close to it.

hiking
9 months ago

This was s decent hike with varying levels. it was neat to see different animals, especially up close with the cows.

walking
11 months ago

Trail was a dirt access road that was not maintained. It would be difficult with a stroller. There is a steep hill half way through the loop. Trail was along the hillside with grazing cattle. I expected more of a trail along the waterway to view the birds. It was very windy on top of the hills. Would take this trail again.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015