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Loch Lomond Loop

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Links:

May 3rd, 1997

1.5 miles
100 vertical feet
Total Time: 1:45

Rating: 4/10

Directions:   View Driving Map


Angie, Dave, Greg, Jennie, Jennifer, Joe, Tillie, and I went to Loch Lomond Recreation Area near Santa Cruz.

We were supposed to do the 5 mile Highland trail, but unfortunately took a wrong turn and ended up on the Loch Sloy trail.

We started out on the Loch Trail, which follows the lake shore. It's relatively flat but not very well maintained. We could tell that hikers don't visit these trails often because the trails were covered with growth and we kept on running into invisible cobwebs. We eventually hit the Loch Sloy Service Road and turned right instead of turning left like we should have. From there we hiked up a bit until we could see the road we drove down to get to the start! It wasn't until I got back and got a trail mail that I discovered what had happened.

There's not a lot to see. The lake itself is very pretty, but the area is mostly for fishing. We also didn't run into any other hikers along the way. There's a lesson to be learned here -- always get a trail mail beforehand if possible.

Sorry, no pictures.


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