Rocky Ridge View, Sycamore, and Devil's Hole Loop Trail

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Rocky Ridge View, Sycamore, and Devil's Hole Loop Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Danville, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2076 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

muddy

over grown

scramble

no shade

Fun 6 mile hike into a remote area of Las Trampas. Great views East towards Mount Diablo and West towards the Oakland Hills. Hike begins at the very end of Bollinger Canyon Rd at the Las Trampas Staging Area where there is plenty of free parking. Take Rocky Ridge View Trail (paved road) up the hill for .8 miles. The trail turns left onto a single track that runs diagonally up to Rocky Ridge. At the top, follow the Ridge Trail South for .83 miles and enjoy the magnificent views in all directions. Turn right on Sycamore and enjoy the views and rock formations for 1.26 miles to the bottom of the canyon where a creek runs year round. Cross over the creek for a short distance and make a hard left on Devil's Hole Trail. Be prepared for some serious climbing for the next 1.3 miles back up to Rocky Ridge. Turn right on Rocky Ridge Trail for .38 miles and turn left on Elderberry for 1.67 miles mostly through the woods. At the bottom where there are picnic tables, turn left for .37 back to the parking lot.

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You will likely be alone once you get out into the Devils Hole trail or Sycamore. The trail is challenging and beautiful. Poison oak is plentiful especially near the creek at the sycamore/devil junction.

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Definitely a solid hike. I'm 26 years old and in moderately good shape and it took me 3 hours with some side trips in total for the loop. I did it clockwise which seemed like a good way to go. I'd highly recommend wearing pants if you do the Sycamore portion of the trail. It's very narrow singletrack and overgrown but still doable. Bring plenty of water as well. I brought just one water bottle but would recommend more. It was a beautiful day today and extremely clear with views of SF and the Golden Gate bridge in the afternoon. Would do it again but I'll be more prepared next time.

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3 months ago

The hills are still nice and green.

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