Merry-Go-Round - Loop - Redwood - Contour - Ridge
8.0 miles     1300 ft
27 Feb 2011
Summary

Great hike through varied terrain including open spaces, redwoods and creeks.

Location: Mount Madonna County Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map with various trails.

Route
Merry Go Round Trail (0.2 + 1.3 + 0.1 + 0.5 miles) → Loop Trail (0.4 + 0.3 + 0.1 miles) → Iron Springs Trail (0.3 miles) → Redwood Trail (0.3 + 0.1 + 0.1 + 0.4 miles) → Bay View Trail (0.4 miles) → Black Hawk Trail (0.1 + 0.4 miles) → Contour Trail (0.3 miles) → Ridge Trail (0.5 + 0.6 miles) → Merry Go Round Trail (0.2 miles).
Trailhead

Location: close to Intersection of Blackhawk Canyon Road & Highway 152, Gilroy, CA 95020 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: Hwy 101 South → Hwy 152 West → drive about 5 miles to reach intersection with Blackhawk Road. Sprig Recreation Area is about 0.2 miles further along Hwy 152.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: February 2011)

Capacity: About 15 cars.

Latitude: 37.004035     Longitude: -121.680923

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