Training Hill

HARD 197 reviews

Training Hill is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cool, 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 are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
997 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike if your looking for a little challenge. Well shaded and nice scenery!

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trail running
1 month ago

Steep uphill climb to get the legs and lungs burning. Pleasant at the top after cresting the hill. Enough shade for a summer run. Good option to cut the loop short at Pig Farm for those who aren't up to the whole thing. Only downside is the end of the trail sits right above the 49.

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trail running
2 months ago

This I good trail run not to hard and not to easy. Trail is in good condition for running, hiking. I will be back again

hiking
2 months ago

I absolutely love this trail. I've been here 4 weekends in a row, and I can see my progress. It's a great trail to test your ego and endurance. After the first time, I used the Stair Master two days later and ran out of energy a lot later than usual.

This trail is also great for trail running. I tried it today from the top to the bottom. Lots of fun :) You can wash off your shoes and legs in the river afterward.

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2 months ago

This is an excellent trail if you're training for an event or just need a challenge. It is as difficult as you would expect, but if you're in decent shape, it is totally doable. The hills are challenging and the breaks are few, but merciful.

We did the loop from gate 150 and turned left just before the bridge. We took Training Hill all the way to the top, and continued on the intersection with Olmstead Loop. From there, we took the Western States/Wendell T. Robie back down to the parking area.

Most of the difficult terrain is in the shade. Views are few and far between. Overall, a great hike.