Red Hills Loop Trail

MODERATE 80 reviews

Red Hills Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jamestown, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
613 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Once a restricted area for military training maneuvers, this wild landscape is now open to the public. The trails are unmaintained, and the landscape is pristine. Parts of the trails are made up of old wagon roads. It is a wonderful place to spend the day, especially in mid spring, when the wildflowers are in bloom, and the rattlesnakes are still underground.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

We got a late start (mid afternoon) and if the weather hadn't been so pleasant with a breeze we would have baked. This is a dry and rocky trail. Lots of wild flowers and enjoyable scenery. As noted in other reviews, the trails are not well marked and it is easy to get "lost". Did not pick up a map and regretted it.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Make sure to grab a map at the entrance because you can easily get lost hiking through these trails. Also make sure to wear the right shoes since the trail is rocky throughout and can have some moderately steep inclines. I would also suggest bringing extra water and food just in case you do get lost and have to do some backtracking. We ended up hiking much longer than expected.

4 months ago

Everyone we saw got lost and had trouble getting out. A few more markers would be nice.

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This loop trail has many lightly marked trails that intertwine. although it makes it a little tough to navigate, it is still beautiful and recommend the hike. bring lots of water and trees are slightly far apart. There is a lot of loose gravel and rocks do I highly recommend hiking poles or high ankle boots. Happy Hiking.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike but was lacking good markers also be prepared for rocky terrain

4 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

nice trail when it's green. only lost 1 start for bad trail makers.

hiking
5 months ago

This time of year, the hills are beautiful and there is plenty of water running thru the rock beds. My only issue is that most of the trails are unmarked, so it's very easy to get lost and turned around. I suggest having a GPS and a compass.

trail running
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The wildflowers are beautiful right now! The trail was a little rough for my 5 year old but he managed to make it! It's kind a hard to follow the trails and they seem to be everywhere. I will definitely go again.