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Spikes Peak Loop Trail is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hollister, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Length 7.2 mi Elevation gain 1,236 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Mountain biking

Walking

Running

Views

Wild flowers

No shade

Fee

No dogs

Waypoints (0)
Facilities

No potable water at trailhead - make sure to bring your own!

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (52)
Photos (219)
Recordings (43)
Completed (74)
Jawad Sultan
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Hiking

Amazing! No shade, so you'll definitely need way more water than you'd expect. Also, do the trail in reverse, counter-clockwise, as it puts the harder stuff in segments and makes for a much more enjoyable trail!

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Austin Hall
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HikingFeeMuddy

Beautiful hike. We didn’t do the full loop due to time, but Spike’s Peak is definitely worth it. It’s a shame that there are taller mountains around on private property. Great in spring with the green and the flowers. Lots of cow poop, watch your step! It can get really windy and chilly too.

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Mike Young
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful hike

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Ron Gasparinetti
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HikingNo shade

Did this hike in late September before the rains came. Everything is dried to a beautiful golden color punctuated with spots of greenery. Beautiful views of endless rolling hills. Didn’t see another human the entire hike. $10 entry fee and you have to pay cash. There’s a parking lot just outside the main gate though that doesn’t require a fee. I had no cash soooo...... There is NO shade on this trail. Plan accordingly. The wind can sometimes be quite strong. Watch out for the cow pies and horse manure! Lost the trail a few times but was able to find my way back with this app....thanks AllTrails! :-)

Ho Lee
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Mountain bikingNo shadeRocky

Beware long up hill trails with no shades. Fun riding down. I would recommend this trail for advance riders.

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Anke Hapig
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Hiking

Beautiful hike! First time in this area. Even saw a herd of tule elk! I liked our clockwise direction because we were rewarded with fantastic vistas at the end of the hike. Plan on lunch at Spikes Peak. Picnic bench under a huge shady oak tree.

Bryan Sousa
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Hiking

Nun lake is cool, don't come back the way I did. Leg killer!

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Kyren Dimarzio
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Hiking

Good day hike, spikes peak is a cool spot

Heidi Almaguer
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Good backpacking practice, however, not much shade. Hike early.

Renato Alvim
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Nice views. Various levels of difficulty.

Michael Gott
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Hiking

The park is mostly mixed grasslands and Oaks. Very little shade and no water so be prepared and wise in your choice of days! Great views from the ridge top and a nice workout getting there. Plenty of wildflowers but the wild grass has outcompeted them so they are mostly just visible along road and trail cuts. Hiking with cows!

Chalo Zamora
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Mountain biking

Best ever

Chalo Zamora
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Mountain biking

I just complete dinosaur point and the hills look amazingly green and beautiful. Perfect time to ride.

David P.
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Mountain biking

I just went to Pig Pond and back, most all down hill on the way back. Plan on being in shape or taking your time. It was very nice lots of hills, wildlife is everywhere I saw nice deer while catching my breath. Lots of grass I did not see any snakes but as things heat up you would have to be very careful.

Chalo Zamora
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Mountain biking

I just completed nature trail today. This area has really steep hills that will reward you with beautiful downhills. I like the trails too

Yuren Suarez
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Mountain biking

I really like this trail. It has both fire roads and some single track trails. It is an endurance workout and you can make it as hard as you want or as long as u want. You can also make it short and sweet. Its a close distance to Los Banos so its perfect for me.

Chalo Zamora
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Mountain biking

This Bike trail is awesome had a great time at Pacheco. It has some really fast downhill clean roads and great views I highly recommend this to anyone who is a beginner to an expert. I rode my Scott Scale 29comp. Let me tell you there were some trails there that were even too big for me and my bike to climb up so there is walking up hill. I would I will be going back next week to take a different trail.

Femi Agbabiaka
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Jeanifer Lop
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Iris Govea
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Nelson B
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yihan hu
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Michael Shalhoub
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Tired Of Talus
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Matt Cabral
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Jim S.
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Miguel Alejandre
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Shawna Sanders
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