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Happy Camp Loop

Average Rating:    (2.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

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Trail Directions
118 to Princeton, north to campus park, left to golf course parking lot. North on fireroad to park entrance.
Trail Length
12 mile loop
Trail Level
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads

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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 27, 2007

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: YakityYak ,  Weekend Warrior

Very sandy anywhere near the drainages. Views are fun and there is some shade, but summers are very hot. The return trip was done at a pretty quick clip. I didn't find the trail overly exciting, but it can be fun for a liesurely romp or a good way to work on your sand technique. My wife and I were all alone on a Saturday, except for a few bovine.

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Review Date
June 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bg , from MPKCA

Lots of sand on the uphill climb, several sandy sections in the canyon, but downhill and easy; but if u don't like sand, then stay away. Great views from several places on the ridgeline. Downhill on the singletrack is very steep in sections. Next to an old watertank at the top of the canyon are a couple picnic benches that make a nice place to kick back. In the canyon, there are some singletrack trails branching off the fireroad. Some are deep sand so be cautious. I don't know if any of these singletrack diversions are real trails, but I have never seen any blocked off. One of these, which is to the right of the trail in a canyon meadow right after a long sandy section (it is unmarked) leads to the creek and has a few fun crossings. Creek normally runs year round, but during very dry years...
I would rate this trail 4 for the views, downhill track, and creek crossings; but only 2 for the sand. But it is right out my door, so I consider it my home trail. Watch for the occasional hiker and horseback rider. Be respectful. There are no trail restrictions for bikers, and keeping it that way would be delightful.

Recommended Route:
Go up the fireroad next to Rustic golf course. After park entrance gate stay to right to go up the hill. Follow fireroad along the ridge until you come to an obvious trail on the left. Down this fun bit of singletrack to the canyon fireroad and back to the park entrance. Just before the beginning of the golf course, take the fork to the right, follow the singletrack to a parking lot, take the fireroad that drops down and across the golf course back to the parking lot where you left your car.

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