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Very nice easy loop. Great for any age, trail is well defined, nothing hard for small children. Some interesting rock formations and cool trees. A lot of poison oak right off the trail though. Easily avoidable but be aware if you have young ones that don't know what it is.
Wide trail. Lots of horseback riders. Lots of up and downhill. My 12 yr old son and I went in January while it was cool outside and it was fine. I cannot imagine this hike during full sun, 65 degrees or warmer. Almost zero shade. Very open valley. The river is at about the halfway point. We did 4.44 mile loop.
Great place for the whole family, all access and all fitness levels. It's about a .5 miles down to the SF American river with a really nice beach, then another .5 mile to finish the loop. My kids love this Loop and love hanging out on the beach in nice weather.