San Pablo Ridge Trail

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San Pablo Ridge Trail is a 7.1 mile loop trail located near Richmond, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1148 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

A pleasant loop trail in Alvarado park and access to Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

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12 days ago

nice full moon hike

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27 days ago

Lots of hills and amazing views!

5 months ago

Great hike for beginners..

6 months ago

This trail is very nice if your up to walking up hills. Also love the cows

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Some good up and down climbs on the ridge trail. The second half (think we came back on the Wildcat Creek trail) wasn't great, it's basically a road. Next time I would go out and back on the ridge trail to do the climbs twice. Better workout and better scenery. As other reviewers noted, the ridge trail is very exposed and not much shade so early is best and bring lots of water. The ~7 mile loop took us ~3.5 hours.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Decent views on a clear day with some good climbs and a lot of wide open space. Wasn't good enough to do more than once.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Good

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Sunday, February 07, 2016

Trails were decent for going through cow pastures. The scenery was ok, you could see the Golden Gate Bridge and the Richmond San Rafael Bridge and also see Richmond and El Sobrante. However it did have some really good hills which worked the legs real good. I gave it four stars for a good work out but 2.5 for the scenic view.

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Friday, January 01, 2016

I hiked out from Wildcat Creek Trail, up over the Belgum Trail, following the San Pablo Ridge Trail, then the Nimitz way, down the Havey Canyon Trail, back up to the Mezue Trail and back. Approx 7 - 8 miles of roundtrip and gorgeous scenery and pleasant temperature this time of year.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I had a pleasant experience hiking on this trail. Staying with the main trail and it was wide and relatively smooth. There were some great views and we could see as far as the Golden Gate Bridge. The weather was nice with clouds blocking the autumn sun and cool breeze was on our face. During the summer it could be hot up on the ridge. The loop is 6 miles long and it is bit too long for the beginner.

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