Stewartville Loop

HARD 3 reviews

Stewartville Loop is a 8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pittsburg, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, very scenic, definitely challenging. There is very little sun cover, so bring plenty of water and sun protection. When you get to the first fork, go straight instead of up the giant hill on the left, you have enough of a challenge later. Enjoy the views and the natural beauty because it is quite something out there. Be sure to keep an eye out for the ridge trail to loop you back to the cars (if you strictly follow the Stewartville trail signs, you will find yourself on a not so scenic 1.6 mile detour that is not worth it). Please note, that the ridge trail is definitely the challenging part of the "loop", so save some energy and water for it. Also be warned, if you're planning on bringing your dog, keep him/her on leash as we did encounter a rattlesnake today (this also being the reason for docking one star). Overall, we had a great adventure but were slightly unprepared. Enjoy!

hiking
2 months ago