Stebbins Cold Canyon 5 miles Intermediate

Stebbins Cold Canyon Nature Reserve is located just past Winters outside Davis.

It is a tough intermediate 5 mile loop with rock scrambling and lots of high stair steps.
A great workout with wonderful views of Sacramento

 

9:00 a.m. 11th and P park and ride
10:00 a.m at trailhead
2:00 p.m. back at Sacramento (approximate)

No dogs allowed on the reserve - sorry!

The reserve is a 35-minute drive west of Davis, about 55 minutes from 11th and P.

Directions to trailhead:

West on I-80 to Hwy 113
Exit at Covell Blvd/E6 (left over freeway) to Winters
In Winters, take Hwy 128 toward Lake Berryessa.
A silver fire gate will be obvious 0.2 miles past the point where Hwy 128 crosses Putah Creek. This is the main entrance to the reserve.

Parking is located directly across from the entrance.

Please pay your carpool driver $4 per hour of drive time. So, about $7.

 

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  • Tony

    So here it is Tuesday and I'm still feeling it in my legs. I will be doing this hike again soon.

    2 · March 5, 2013

  • Krysha

    My favorite hike so far!!!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great!

    March 3, 2013

  • Sheila M

    What a butt kicker! But that "oh so good feeling" when we're done makes it all worth it! Beautiful view and awesome hikers. Thanks Shannon!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Diane

    Pretty but tough, hardest part was rock scrambling but I loved how fast we got back. Thanks Shannon!

    March 3, 2013

  • Dave H.

    Great hike today Shannon I feel good after a good work out,thanks. I also got to talk with many very nice people today that made the trip enjoyable.

    March 3, 2013

  • Chico O

    Great workout. Perfect day to do this kind of hike. Thanks Shannon!

    March 3, 2013

  • Susan

    Did I not tell you? Love/hate. Love the ridge, hate getting there! Thanks, Shannon, for boot camp time!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Liang

    One of my favorite.

    March 3, 2013

  • EB

    Who knew 5 miles could be so hard and seem so long. Beautiful views and great company. Thank you Shannon

    March 3, 2013

  • Sandy

    excellent hike, perfect weather!

    March 3, 2013

  • Sam O.

    How tough is this hike? I might wanna bring a freind. Anybody coming from Folsom area. Are there any pics of this hike? Thanx

    February 27, 2013

    • Frank W.

      How about between Safeway & Starbucks on Prairie City at 8:20?

      March 2, 2013

    • EB

      Sounds good see you at 8: 20

      March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds like a nice hike. anybody going to be carpooling?

    February 28, 2013

    • Shannon B

      Meet at 11th and P and we will take care of carpooling.

      March 2, 2013

  • Ann H.

    Picked up a work shift, so I have to cancel. Have a great hike, everyone! I love this hike ~ it's where 1) I met Smiling Michael and 2) met Nina who introduced me to Trader Joe's home country bread. The views are perfect.

    March 2, 2013

  • Jayne F

    Mark and I will meet you in the parking lot.

    March 2, 2013

  • Luther K.

    Will meet you at the trail head.

    March 1, 2013

  • Will L

    This hike is described elsewhere as 6 miles, 1000 foot elevation gain. There's only a little scrambling over rocks. Not suitable for beginners or people only comfortable on level ground.
    HiCo has done this hike several, maybe many times. Click back through the calendar to look for previous trips.

    February 27, 2013

    • Shannon B

      Truly 5 miles. Tested many times.

      February 28, 2013

  • Tony

    I need a good, brutal hike after getting a cold and bailing out on last weekends hike. Bring it on!

    February 26, 2013

  • Susan

    I have a love-hate relationship with this hike. Sooo pretty. Sooo brutal. Just warning you. :-)

    February 26, 2013

  • Barbara

    I like this hike! But have a conflict.

    February 26, 2013

  • Michele

    I'll meet you at the trail head. If anyone else is coming from Davis, contact me for a ride.

    February 26, 2013

  • Laura M

    Double booked!

    February 25, 2013

  • Will L

    tentative

    February 25, 2013

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