Red Hills Loop

Jamestown, CA
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Red Hills Loop is a 8.2 mile loop trail located near Jamestown, California. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Once a restricted area for military training maneuvers, this wild landscape is now open to the public. The trails are unmaintained, and the landscape is pristine. Parts of the trails are made up of old wagon roads. It is a wonderful place to spend the day, especially in mid spring, when the wildflowers are in bloom, and the rattlesnakes are still underground.

The Red Hills are located between Keystone and Chinese Camp, on Red Hills Rd. On Hwy 120/49, turn to drive through Chinese Camp. At the end of the road turn left on Red Hills Rd. The parking lot is located a couple miles down the road. In the wet season the road will closed due to flooding.

A parking lot is large enough to accommodate several cars, and a few trucks with horse trailers.

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12 Completed 2 Reviews

Parts of this trail are beautiful but other parts are fairly bland (for the area). The stagecoach trail is fun because it gives you a good idea of what it must have been like traveling in this area in the 1800's. There are a lot of unmarked splits and side-trails that sometimes make it difficult to stay on track. Highly recommend GPS in case a wrong turn is made.

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Went last weekend, absolutely gorgeous with the wildflowers in bloom.

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Brenda Myers

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

went last weekend, it was a fun hike. my first time out there, I plan to go back in a few weeks in hopes the wild flowers will be out. great place to geocache

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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Very rocky for mountain biking. Great views, back to the future three filmed here.

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13 Completed 4 Reviews

Red hills is a fun trail, It is so universal. There are a few places it branches if you don't want to do the full 8 miles. Lots of creek crossings for the dogs to splash in, can get a little muddy in the winter time but still passable.

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7 Completed 4 Reviews

Easy trails to follow and a nice environment in the late fall. I would be wary of summer on these trails as there is no water and little shade. Moderate is a fair description as there are several long hikes up hill. I think you can see Half Dome from the tops of the hills looking due east. I do not know what else that large granite rock woul be. There were horse trailers and cars in the parking lot but we did not see a soul on the trail.

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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Nice day hike. We even discovered another hike on Red Hills Rd. It was more of an off road trail but it was a good 5 or 6 mile round trip. It was only a mile or so north east on Res Hills Rd away from the main trail head.

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23 Completed 10 Reviews

A sea of yellow and gold in the spring. But look closer and the beautifully delicate lavendar of the Bitter Root and the Sierra Red Onions show the true bounty of the Red Hills. Also look for the Curly Leaf Soap Plant alongside the trails. A cool and quick drive in the Jeep will allow you to explore dirt roads to the hill tops overlooking the central valley. A great place for the red western sunsets. Also a nice loop for a bit of trail training. Just watch the ankles and mind the Rattlers...

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0 Completed 1 Reviews

Going down was a blast. But seemed to me you had to hike 90% of the time. To rocky to ride up. Would be awesome if you just went to hike. And my buddy and I went on four different trails and all were the same.

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4 Completed 3 Reviews

One of those give and take trails...a bit of hiking but bombing downhill was awesome

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