Oak Tree Trail to Upper Christmas to Ridgeline Trail Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews

Oak Tree Trail to Upper Christmas to Ridgeline Trail Loop is a 4.4 mile loop trail located near Sunol, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,043 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
8 days ago

This is a very busy park. It sounded like a UN meeting with all of the foreign languages that were being spoken when I arrived this morning! There are lots of foot, bicycle, horse, and dog traffic. Nice vault restrooms and the parking was ample but dusty.

Christmas trail is not marked. Thank goodness I had my Garmin with me. I meant to take a picture, but forgot. Best way to spot the trail is there are two white pipes sticking out of the ground on a knoll to the left - that is the trail you want to take. Not sure if you want to though. It is very steep in areas and there weren't a lot of foot prints - so limited foot traffic, but a lot of bicycle tracks. If a cyclist was racing down this hill, you could wind up in the sticky bushes or worse. Not to worry right now, once I reached the summit, there was a sign stating the trail area was closed! There was not a sign from Sycamore Grove Trail stating that.

The rest of the trails were fire roads. Some very nice views of the area although you could see the freeway a lot. Good reminder to take your time and enjoy the peace of nature before you rejoin the rat race below.

This is a nice trail for locals to use for exercise. Too many people walking with radios on for me. Very little wildlife.