Summit Trail

HARD 28 reviews
#8 of 26 trails in

Summit Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Danville, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2201 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

scramble

no dogs

Parking is available off of S. Gate Rd.

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1 month ago

To me it didn't really feel like hiking because the trail kept intersecting with the road (you can also drive to the top). At the top there's a parking lot and a visitor center. Only benefit to this is there is bathrooms in the place to fill water at the top. But I didn't think the view from the top is worth the hike.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

The views at the top are spectacular, but the trail itself was ok. You can drive up if you want. The trail is just as described, 3.5 miles up, 3.5 down. It's a constant incline that makes for a good workout, but heading back down was pretty tough on the knees.

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3 months ago

It's a very nice trail for a day hike. Don't expect a light snow a day before. But it just make if more beautiful! Highly recommend

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5 months ago

great hike, wide trail

5 months ago

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6 months ago

Some great things, some bad things.

Pros: Beautiful hike, varying scenery, cool rock formations!

Cons: Seriously lots of freshly broken glass/bottles in a few parts of the trail. Hard to clean up, so sad. But even worse, tons of graffiti and carvings in the rocks. I think we counted three penis carvings of various sizes. Such talent people have. -_-

The trail was a bit confusing at times, but we made the best of it and it was a blast! Since we had previously hiked to the summit we decided to do a little loop and check out Sentinel rock. Overall awesome but sadly rated it down due to people abusing the place.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Got 1 star for the scenery. The hike to the fall was too far for beginners like myself. This was not made for me.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Fun and beautiful