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.
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.
steep hike with great Vistas overlooking Carmel Valley. very sunny so bring spf
This is a good heart pumping, sweat generating climb. Good trail to keep in shape
Took Waterfall Trail from the visitor's center to Mesa Trail and then up to Snivley's Ridge. Really good views along the ridge trail and the climb isn't too hard.
Steady uphill climb from 200 ft to 1600 ft. Great views of Garzas Canyon, Monterey Bay and Laureles Grade. Lengthen the downhill trail down by taking some alternate side trails, all pretty much getting you back down to the visitors center.