Purisma Creek Trail to Bald Knob Trail Loop

HARD 3 reviews

Purisma Creek Trail to Bald Knob Trail Loop is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Grabtown, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,608 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

no dogs

hiking
10 days ago

Excellent hike for a hot day. There's maybe 100 feet of trail that gets sunlight on this route, so sunscreen is unnecessary. The climb sounds big at about 1,600 feet of elevation gain, but it does not feel like that much. Sadly, it appears that the trail which used to lead up to the top of Bald Knob is closed. You can get about 0.25 miles away from the peak before you find a closed gate. The gate says nothing about a trail closure or advising hikers to stay out, but what looks like it was once a trail is now overgrown with brush. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this hike. There are many extremely beautiful areas on this route.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail starts out flat and goes for about a mile along Purisima Creek. Redwood trees & banana slugs galore. Then the trail climbs until you start to loop back. If you get there early, you won't see another soul.