Snivley's Ridge Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews

Snivley's Ridge Trail is a 14.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carmel Valley, California that features a river 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
14.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4491 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

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2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful set of trails that takes you up to the very top of the mountain (the ridge). Lots of oak trees covered in Spanish moss make this steep incline not only gorgeous, but it provides good cool shade to make the 2,100 foot incline better. We did most of the trail that was suggested including the down-and-back on the actual Snivley's Ridge Trail. All in all we got just over 12 miles down and enjoyed every bit of it! So many wildflowers and green growth in the area and beautiful views of Pebble Beach and Carmel Valley as well as Moss Landing can be seen from most view points.

Bring lots of water, take your trash with you, and keep the trail clean for more hikers and adventurers who will follow.

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2 months ago

Fantastic trail, well maintained. Gorgeous, hard-earned vistas - tough climb as very steep up (15% grade) and down. About a 6.5 mile round trip hike. Our dogs loved it and are now out for the count!

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2 months ago

This is a great hike. Plan on a fair amount of elevation gain. The trail names don't all match up, but follow the map and you'll get there. If you can, follow it to the old Fire Tower and grab a snack on the benches.

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3 months ago

We hiked the short cut trail from the visitors center to maple canyon to fern trail to deer trail to sky trail to snivley's ridge to the summit, then back down Snivley Ridge to mesa to waterfall then back to the visitors center on lupine trail. This made for a large loop and no almost no back tracking! Our favorite. The Sky Trail and Snivley Ridge were very steep, but dry even with the recent heavy rain. We saw all ages on the steepest parts of the trail. We enjoyed walking through oak forests and views of the bay and ocean from the summit. The waterfall was lovely and flowing! The Sage Trail was closed between Fern and Sky requiring us to re-route. Meeting other people was rare on Snivley Ridge and Sky Trail.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

steep hike with great Vistas overlooking Carmel Valley. very sunny so bring spf

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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Monday, October 12, 2015

This is a good heart pumping, sweat generating climb. Good trail to keep in shape