Starview to Ringtail Cat

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Starview to Ringtail Cat is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Danville, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1663 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

hiking
16 days ago

This trail takes you along the east side of Las Trampas Ridge. You can park along Starview Dr. near the trail entrance. The trail passes through Eugene O'Neil historical site.

The track has you take a detour through private property to get from Madrone to Ringtail Cat. The southern entrance to this trail isn't marked, but when you arrive at Ringtail Cat and turn around it is posted as being private property. Also, the satellite view has this trail marked as "point of no return" so I have suggested an edit to have the track stay on Madrone.

I happened to do this hike on the morning that Brazen Racing was having their Rocky Ridge half marathon. So it was nice to see a lot of traffic on the trail. On my previous trips I've seen very few people out here. The half marathon has a 4000 ft elevation gain. It looks like quite the challenge for an ambitious hiker / trail runner.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago