Mount Olympia Loop

HARD 15 reviews
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Mount Olympia Loop is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clayton, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,906 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

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nature trips

bird watching

views

wild flowers

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rocky

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over grown
10 days ago

Complex and rewarding. Pants and long sleeves recommended, some sections are completely overgrown. Saw some deer, lots of lizards. I went counter-clockwise and coming down was tough, next time will definitely go clockwise.

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bugs
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rocky
24 days ago

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Challenging hike to the top. Definitely do East Trail first, going clockwise. Bring good shoes and lots of water. Lots of overgrown shrubs, some bugs, markings not always easy, beautiful views. Coming down is an unexciting fire road, and we made a wrong turn and ended up in a residential area. We found an unmarked fire toad that brought us back to the trail, which had amazing views. Fun adventure!

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rocky
2 months ago

Overall beautiful views! I’d go up the East Trail since it’s super rocky and that path is more narrow, safer to go up than down. Definitely watch out for the poison oak, jus wear long clothes, you’ll be fine. Mostly direct sunlight with patches of shade. Again, gorgeous view. Next time I’ll take East Trail up.

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rocky
4 months ago

Nice but difficult hike. East Trail I think is harder than Olympia trail, and it's steep with small slippery rocks; better to go up than down. Single track trails are a bit overgrown and look out for poison oak. I think next time I'll avoid East Trail and go up and back on Olympia Trail and Mount Olympia Rd. instead; longer but less steep and slippery and less poison oak. Great views on this hike!

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