Pacheco Ridge and Creek from Dowdy Ranch

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Pacheco Ridge and Creek from Dowdy Ranch is a 22.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hollister, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
22.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,654 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

Start out at Dowdy, take Kaiser Aetna down to Pacheco Ridge, follow that out to Willow Ridge. Head back down Heritage to drop into Pacheco Creek. Heritage can be a little overgrown in spots, but it is a fun downhill. Then climb back up Coit Road to Wagon then back to Dowdy on Center Flats and Hersman Pond Trail.