Summit Rock Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Gatos, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.4 miElevation gain580 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildlife
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Hike up to Summit rock via the Summit Rock Loop Trail. Enjoy the stunning views from Summit Rock. Pets are allowed on designated areas and on leash.

Park at the staging area off of Skyline Blvd

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Sajal Choukse
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HikingMuddy

Nice trail with lots of shade on a harsh sunny day. The trail to the summit was closed which was a bummer but still enjoyed the rest of the loop. Wish the trail was marked better i’ll recommend carrying a map. Dogs are now allowed Yay!!

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Jason Bananas
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Took the loop counter-clockwise for immediate elevation. Packed dirt/rock trail. Once you split off to the rock, you can climb it to see beautiful views of mountain, and a touch of the city in the distance. Nice quick workout with views to boot. Didn’t see too many people on a sunset walk.

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Edward Saunders
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Nice little work out definitely park on the street great view at the top

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Rok Char
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newly opened to dogs? brilliant trail will come back again

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Lisa Duong
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Ricardo Juarez
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Marzia Della Corte
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Luis Gallardo
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Awesome and super easy hike

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Julia Messersmith
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Chose this because it’s dog friendly, but dogs are NOT allowed.

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Evan Green
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Vikram Sagare
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Raul H
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loved it, parking fills but there's spots alongside the road both ways to park if needed.

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Xiangru Qian
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Dolly Saechao
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Natalie Hogue
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Priya Mistry
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Great little hike with all shade. The lookout was closed for bird breeding season.

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Julia W
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I recommend using bug repellent before you go. There are lots of bugs. We went on a Friday late afternoon, and there was no one. We had a kindergartner and a toddler in our group, and we finished in 1.5 hour. Summit rock is closed during COVID. Since there’s so much bug and the summit is closed, I don’t think it’s worth going.

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Yasmin Karimi
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Completed this last January with my 60 year old mother (she's in good shape!). Great short hike with fantastic views from the top. This is intermittently closed so be sure to check recent postings to see if it is open.

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Rabilyn Abalo
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Carrie Bobier-Tiu
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Took our 3 year old and he was very happy with the hike. It has easy elevation gain and drops throughout. Very shaded. Some good logs here and there to sit for a snack. The trail is pretty wide in the main loop. Close to the parking lot, there are some big rocks that were fun to climb around on. Since the lot is small, we actually parked in the Castle Rock parking lot, which does require payment. The whole adventure took about 2 hours at preschooler pace.

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Lida Likar
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Lots of shade. Good for hot summer day hike.

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Michaela Kusnerova
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HikingBugsFee

Nice trail but the lookout was closed and there were a lot of flies. Otherwise shaded , good in hot weather .

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Taylor Landrum
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Summit portion of trail is closed. Loved the scenery and chilly mountain air.

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Dasha Kirpichnikova
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I’ve done this trail during the rainy day in May and it is beautiful. It feels like rain forest somewhere in a jungle. I parked by the entrance to the Indian Rock and took that path. It is not marked on the map, but trails merged and it adds up 0,5miles to the main trail. I would recommend to do that piece! I rated hike as 4 stars as I was hoping to get up and see view from Summit rock point and it is closed, but it looks available in All trails map. Was a little bummer.

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Courtney Peterson
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It’s a great, beautiful trail. Lots of inclines and declines so prepare to break a sweat. We loved this “shorter” hike. However if you are trying to actually go to Summit Rock, it is currently closed off. No notice for when that might change. So just prepared for a loop and not much of a viewpoint. As of 4/27/20.

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Gordon Hicinbothem
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Good short hike. There is a gun club nearby, so the sounds of shooting through the trees was a little unnerving and very obnoxious. I took my dog and I couldn’t really navigate the rock with him to see the views. Otherwise though, it was moderately challenging and moderate in length which is what I was looking for.

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Sarah French
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Nice short hike. Relatively easy for dogs. The view from the summit is worth it.

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Selena Wang
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Took my dog here in the morning and found it was really quiet and nice. It is however difficult to find being that it is right next to castle Rock state park. There are ALOT OF FLIESand I had no idea when I web. It is properly shaded and a very nice hike otherwise.

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Morgan Ducey
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Summit only open Saturday and Sunday. Otherwise a nice shady hike!

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