High Bridge Trail Professional Review and Guide
"You will see magnificent groves of blue oaks, vistas of distant hills, and fields full of grasses and wildflowers, but you won’t see a bridge on this trail. This hike climbs 700 feet in about 3 miles on a dirt trail that is graded for a practically effortless ascent. If you climb to the ridge early enough, you’ll have a great perch from which to focus your binoculars on the wildlife at Bear Creek.Your trailhead is to the left of the steel-cable gate marked trail. It winds down to cross Bear Creek on the mineral-encrusted boulders lining its banks. Turn sharply left at the bottom of the hill around the old fire rings, and follow the sandy path about 75 feet through the willows to the rocky cobble at the creek. Choose the path across that keeps you driest."
--Jordan Summers, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento (Menasha Ridge Press).
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