2 miles
Distance
373 ft
Climb
-1,376 ft
Descent
1,651 ft
High Point

Hitchcock Loop West Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Carmel
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 35 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Gradual (but still fairly hard) climb up if going counter clockwise on Hitchcock Loop. Gradual and fun descent if going counter clockwise. Trail is wide without any rocks but watch your speed as you could over shoot a turn. Great views at the top.

Access Info

Access from Hitchcock Canyon Road. You need a permit from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District. Go to this site for more info: http://www.mprpd.org/garland-ranch-regional-park/

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Hitchcock Loop West mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,003 ft
  • Altitude min
    609 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,623 ft
  • Altitude end
    621 ft
  • Grade
    -7.648%
  • Grade max
    -50.792%
  • Grade min
    40.75%
  • Distance climb
    3,154 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    542 ft
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Status:
on Sep 1, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • White
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Hitchcock Loop West Trail Reports

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      Sep 1, 2020 @ 2:19pm
      Sep 1, 2020
      Lots of dead leaves on the trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      1 Review & Comments

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      FirewaIl Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Sep 1, 2020 at 14:17)
       Fast doubletrack down the mountain, fast curves, going through lots of over hanging trees. Put on bug spray before climbing. The climb up on the EAST trial is very steep.
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