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Reverse Shiloh Ranch Regional Park for a relaxing and short ramble!

  • Mar 26, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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Ahhhhh....this is a great place to wander around!  It's a great walk around Shiloh Ranch Regional Park.  Our pace will be steady at our usual avg. of 2.5mph.  It's about 3.5 miles with an elevation gain of around 600 feet.  This will probably take us less than 2 hours to do.  It's a great way to start your day!  It's short and will leave you with plenty of time to continue onto a productive remainder of the day.  For those of you just joining the Wanderers this is a great hike to start on.  It will be a great introduction to our pace and give you a feel for our hike rating system.  This is one of the easiest hikes we do and is rated "good exercise/easy".  It's important that you keep in mind that we rate the hikes based on how hard the hike would be for a moderate hiker.  For someone just starting or returning to hiking this will not seem easy.  It's rated "good exercise" because of the short length and relatively short climb of 600 ft.

I'm leaving the regular description for the hike, just keep in mind we will be doing it in reverse.


We head out on Big Leaf Trail and quickly take a left onto Creekside trail for a walk up a canyon under shady pines and oaks.  After leaving the canyon we enter a grassy valley complete with a scenic pond.  We continue up the Ridge trail and take a left on South Ridge trail to reach the top of the park and the vista area.  We then continue down on South Ridge to Big Leaf trail to reach the parking area.  This hike does have hills but they are gradual and somewhat rolling.  As long as you are comfortable with hiking on trails and hills this is a great hike for the beginning to intermediate hiker.

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

Water

Sunblock/Hat

Layered clothing as it will start off cool but quickly warm up!

Comfortable walking shoes

Sorry...no dogs are allowed at Shiloh County Park

FYI--THERE IS A $7.00 PARK ENTRY FEE TO PARK AT THIS PARK.  Thank you for supporting our park system!

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  • Gerald S.

    After a 10-hour day at work, this hike was the perfect way to unwind. And the sighting of the unicorns was really cool. Thanks, Marinoly, for hosting this imaginative trek with the Wanderers!

    March 27, 2014

  • Marinoly R.

    The unicorns were amazing! Too bad Willie couldn't make it :) Now we know when rangers are closing the park so next time should be a bit more relaxing than today's hike. I had a great time with a lovely group of Wanderers.

    March 26, 2014

  • David E.

    Thank you Marinoly for organizing a nice hike for us. The surprise sighting of the unicorns was just icing on the cake although I had hoped we would see Willie.

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to cancel for tonight's hike, I have to work later then expected :-(

    March 26, 2014

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