DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,750 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

trail running

views

wildlife

over grown

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Recently moved from the PNW and was using this app as my primary resource. The information provided was sorely missing. The hike started up Grass Mountain which is very steep (no switch backs) and very little shade. The trail past Grass Mountain is overgrown with Manzanita. Legs and area got very scratched. Made it to base of Zaca Peak and excited to find the dirt road to follow (partner and I wee very tired of bush whacking at this point). We continued on looking for the loop. Eventually encountered another very overgrown, dangerously hidden trail. Eventually we turned back and retraced our descent over Grass Mountain. Back through the Manzanita. The way down Grass Mountain is worse than going up. Loose dirt/gravel. I would never recommend this trail and was very disappointed with the trail description here. One star. Difficulty: Hard!