Olmstead Loop Trail

MODERATE 82 reviews

Olmstead Loop Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cool, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

wild flowers

muddy

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Bring a crisp 10 dollar bill and if you bring a hiking buddy, they must be comfortable encountering horses.

hiking
23 days ago

The horse riders were so kind and the park ranger was helpful. The trail was clean and the views were phenomenal. My only disappointment was the signs wet faded and it was really hard for me to figure out which trail to take when I met a fork in the road. It was beautiful!

30 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

DO NOT MOUNTAIN BIKE HERE, unless you’re a professional and have a helmet. This trail is best for horseback riding or people looking for a long hike with all sorts of terrain. The trail is very rocky and easy to get lost on so be sure to have a map to follow. Scenery is beautiful though :)

mountain biking
2 months ago

$10 to park. Unless you park down the road. Good trail with rolling hills that is smooth for the most part. A few rocky sections and a steep part that goes down to the creek. I got about half way through the loop and there were no more signs. I just kept to the right (did trail clock-wise) and wound up back at the trail head. One deep creek section.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

With the ticks so bad this year, we are back to the road and off the trails for a while. The road is filled with lovely views of the Sierras, Folsom lake, and downtown Sac. A nice morning walk for us and the dog.

horseback riding
4 months ago

it was a smooth trail not many rocks but not really an exciting horseback ride. a lot of sun and not a lot of tree shade

hiking
5 months ago

It was fun, moderately easy, pretty scenery. We did some modifications to keep it to 5 miles and it was a great morning adventure.

hiking
5 months ago

horseback riding
6 months ago

6 months ago

Long flat trail. Other than getting your miles in on higher ground, there are better scenic options in the area.

6 months ago

awesome!