Willson Ranch, Wilson Peak, and Grizzly Gulch Loop

HARD 8 reviews
#11 of 43 trails in

Willson Ranch, Wilson Peak, and Grizzly Gulch Loop is a 11.8 mile loop trail located near Gilroy, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,352 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

wild flowers

A lengthy hike or bike in southern Henry Coe. Bring a camera! The massive Henry Coe State Park has many adventures, but "beginners beware!" Easy hikes are available from both Hunting Hollow parking lots and the Park HQ on Dunne Road. This particular loop, from the south-western Hunting Hollow area, gives a memorable experience and a memorable leg workout! After a leg-burning trek up to Willson Camp and Willson Peak, you descend gently on a rarely-used trail and complete your loop in the forest along a seasonal stream.

hiking
13 days ago

Scenery: 3
Views: 3.5
Difficulty: 4
Crowds: 2
Shade: 2

My 1-5 Rating Scale Comparisons for above:
5 for Scenery; Mcway Falls Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
4.5 for Scenery: Berry Creek Falls Big Basin State Park
4 for Scenery: Steep Ravine Trail

5 for Views: Nimitz Trail Tilden Park
5 for Views: Ridge Trail San Bruno Mtn Park
4.5 for Views Montara Mtn Summit San Pedro County Park
4 for Views Rancho Canada Del Oro Bald Peaks trail

5 for Difficulty: Junipero Serra Peak
4 for Difficulty: Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Monday, May 29, 2017

backpacking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

backpacking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016