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Shiloh Ranch for a short ramble! (Good Exercise)

  • Aug 9, 2013 · 8:45 AM
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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 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.

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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  • Sylvia M.

    Another beautiful hike to start the day, with great company. Thank you Leigh

    August 10, 2013

  • Colleen K

    Easy to get to and a very good workout so I always sign up for this one when I am available. The fellow wanderers made it even better yesterday.

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Michelle K.

    Great exercise and great group!

    August 10, 2013

  • David E.

    In trying to think of something novel to say that thanks Leigh, acknowledges the great conversations and mentions the benefits of exercise, I found myself facing an epic fail. Sarah said she had a good time.

    1 · August 9, 2013

    • Marinoly R.

      I was happy to get to meet Sarah! She's your mini-me!!

      1 · August 9, 2013

  • patrick k.

    It was fun hiking with everybody!

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Marinoly R.

    Best way to start the day!

    August 9, 2013

  • Michelle K.

    Another fun hike with great company!

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun....what a lovely way to begin the morning and the weekend!

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to all for welcoming my family and me today. We all had a great time! Looking fwd to the next hike with this group.

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Margaret

    As always, a great way to start a day...

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Ken

    Very nice ramble. Thanks Leigh!

    August 9, 2013

  • David E.

    Dad and Daughter

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Cathy E.

    Got off waiting list for Sugar Loaf and will be hiking there tomorrow.

    August 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you next time, Cathy!

      August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first Wanderers hike! See you all in the morning.

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, next time :-(

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking fwd to another hike and introducing my aunt and husband to the wonderful love of hiking in Sonoma County and with the Wanderers. :)

    August 8, 2013

  • Marcia B

    HIgh School orientation commitment. Have fun. Went last nite. HUGE Sunset!

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sick.

    August 6, 2013

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