Middle Ridge Trail

HARD 29 reviews
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Middle Ridge Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Morgan Hill, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2680 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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27 days ago

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

Good workout, low crowd with minimal shade

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Knocked it out in less than 4 hours with someone that never really hikes. All in all, pretty chill trail.

6 months ago

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7 months ago

7 months ago

it was a great workout. beautiful medium size mountains, and lots of best birds to see. February weather was cool, small waterfalls. lots of up and down hills. take plenty of water and food. took about 5-6 hours to finish, on a rush pace.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Beautiful trail

Friday, April 29, 2016

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

It was a GORGEOUS trail. My only complaint was that there were multiple creek crossings that we were not prepared for. Because of El Niño they were fairly deep as well. Other than that the trail was really quiet and peaceful. I would rate it as moderate as some parts can be fairly steep.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Only complaint was that there were multiple creek crossings that we were not prepared for in regards to shoes. Other than that it was BEAUTIFUL and I highly recommend this trail.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

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Sunday, February 07, 2016

camping
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hiked about 9 miles in Coe Park yesterday with 4 friends. Started at park HQ and took Monument Trail to Hobbs Rd to Middle Ridge Trail to Fish Trail then added on about 3 miles by looping south around Forest Trail then north via Springs Trail to Corral Trail and back to HQ. Though the skies were heavy to start with, the storm had passed, and we avoided having to put on rain gear. By 2pm the skies were clear and we had sun and a cool breeze, perfect for hiking. Encountered backpacking groups -- pairs of friends, school groups and scouts. The trails took us through a varied landscape from shad,y wooded creeksides to sunny, windswept hillsides studded by iconic stand-alone California oaks.

hiking
Friday, April 03, 2015

Stopped to enjoy the bullfrogs and catfish at Frog Lake.

hiking
Monday, December 08, 2014

This was an easy hike for me since it was 6.3 miles out and back. the scenery of beautiful yellow colors in the leaves of the trees are awesome. it was raining then stopped so more fresh air.