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Double Loop Shiloh Ridge (Moderate! ~6 miles)

A Double Loop version of our High Cardio Ridge Shiloh hike - it will provide a workout!

This trek through Shiloh covers it all. This is not a beginner's ramble! If you are just starting out hiking, please consider the 'standard' or Vista Shiloh hike or a Foothill hike. This time we will loop up and into the park twice on an effective 'double loop', but with very minimal overlap on our loops.

In a counter clock-wise direction from the parking lot, we will head up the Big Leaf trail, but branch off of this to the back Canyon Trail, taking us along a narrow path through the deep oaks of back Shiloh. Climbing out of the canyon we will head left at the "T", as we head to the pond (look for frogs) and down Creekside Trail, nearly to the parking area. But as Creekside trail hits Ridge, up we go up the parks steepest climb, this time past the Vista point. From the top, we will then head back down Big Leaf, returning to our starting point.

Total distance add up to about 6.3 miles with an elevation gain of around 1,200 feet (a guess).  This will take us us about 2+ hours.  It's a great way get a good solid workout in after work, and still leave time to get home for dinner.

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It's a short hike, but as always it is a good idea to come prepared with the following:

Water

Sunblock/Hat

Layered clothing - even if it is a warm day, sometimes it cools off quickly as the sun gets low and our coastal climate moves in.

Comfortable walking shoes

FYI - There is a $7.00 parking fee, but there is ample street parking adjacent to the park entrance.

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  • patrick k.

    Great hike with a VERY cool group of peeps. Thanks much Ted!

    August 22, 2013

  • Richard M

    Perfect. Thanks for leading, Ted.

    August 21, 2013

  • Pam

    Oh, and thanks again Andy for covering me on the lizard! He wasn't gonna move...

    August 21, 2013

  • Pam

    Another great workout :) Thank you everyone

    August 21, 2013

  • Issa

    Hi Everyone

    It was fun getting back into the routine. I had fun today. Here is the link to the Hike info that I tracked with my app.

    http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2279748

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Whoops forgot there is music this eve at Ives The Blue Moon in Sebtown

    August 16, 2013

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  • ted w.
    EXALTED Trekker Ted!,
    Event Host
  • Andy E.
    EXHAUSTED
  • Margaret
    HIGH EXALTED Merry Margaret
  • laura t.
    EXALTED Let's GO Laura!
  • patrick k.
    HIGH EXALTED Meditation Man!
  • Richard M
    HIGH EXALTED Hawk!
  • Pam
    EXALTED Water Warrior
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