Ridge Trail to Sprig Trail Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews

Ridge Trail to Sprig Trail Loop is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Freedom, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1266 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

2 months ago

Great to start on Sprig trail and return via Blackhawk and Ridge trail. The other way is of course a little easier

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

We aimed to hike the Ridge Trail to Sprig trail loop, opting to take the Blackhawk Canyon trail at the top of the ridge to enjoy the stream. We were happy we went up the Ridge Trail and descended on the Sprig Trail as they were both very steep ascents with the Sprig trailing seeming to be the more challenging. The blackhawk trail was STUNNING. Short but genuinely the most beautiful portion of the trek. There are some views from the Ridge trail and non from Sprig. At the top, you rim campsites which really detracted from the experience. Overall, I'm happy we did it for the workout and the portion of redwoods on the blackhawk trail that were unforgettable. I agree that it's moderate and enjoyed the workout.