Purisima Creek to Grabtown Gulch to Borden Hatch Mill Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews

Purisima Creek to Grabtown Gulch to Borden Hatch Mill Loop is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Grabtown, California that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1335 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

no dogs

hiking
25 days ago

This is my favorite quick hike. Rain, shine, cold, hot (never hot) is all good here. Starts with a nice gradual hike along Purisima Creek for about a mile, then turns up Grabtown Gulch with more rewarding views of running creeks, ferns and redwoods. The 'party' is over after crossing a bridge and starts gaining steep elevation for about 1.25 miles. The return back via Borden is pretty much all down hill for 2.5 miles back to Purisima Creek. A cardio-pumping pace @ 3 mph will bring you back to your car in two hours. At any pace, it's nirvana.