San Francisco: Blue Ridge Loop

Knock off an adventure quickie on this 4.2-mile loop into toothy, little-known ridgelines above the Central Valley.
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Knock off an adventure quickie on this 4.2-mile loop into toothy, little-known ridgelines above the Central Valley.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.0

Waypoints

BRL001

Location: 38.5094032287598, -122.096923828125

Head W on trail out of parking lot

BRL002

Location: 38.5091400146484, -122.097953796387

Trailhead begins on S side of road

BRL003

Location: 38.5083847045898, -122.104194641113

Views E-NE into Central Valley; continue steep climb

BRL004

Location: 38.5083656311035, -122.106285095215

On top of ridge, turn L. Vista on R of Lake Berryessa. Follow ridge S

BRL005

Location: 38.5058975219727, -122.105415344238

Picnic spot; views of Blue Ridge, Cold Canyon, and Central Valley

BRL006

Location: 38.498836517334, -122.105995178223

Continue S along knife-edge ridge

BRL007

Location: 38.4965019226074, -122.107048034668

Soak in views @ outcrop; continue S; descend steeply into forest

BRL009

Location: 38.4954528808594, -122.100677490234

Stream crossing

BRL008

Location: 38.5013122558594, -122.099670410156

Turn R @ trail junction and walk .1 mi. to view old homestead; then continue N from junction

BRL010

Location: 38.5020370483398, -122.099975585938

Look NW at ridgeline towering 1,500 ft. above valley

BRL011

Location: 38.5087089538574, -122.097160339355

Official trailhead signs; head back to parking lot