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Distance:
0.8 Miles / 1.3 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~24 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
West Glenwood Preserve
Town:
Scotts Valley, California
Directions:
37.073007, -122.004814
Added:
May 31, 2022
Updated:
May 31, 2022
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78 '

Total Change
108 '

Ascent
113 '

Descent

The Orange Loop at the West Glenwood Preserve in Scotts Valley, California is an easy 0.8-mile loop trail that meanders through scrubland and features wildflowers and views of Scotts Valley.

Hike Description
This trail has several trailhead locations, but this recording begins at the southern Blue Loop junction and heads in a clockwise direction. The trail mostly passes through low-growing trees and bushes, making this a somewhat anxiety-driven hike if solo, due to the potential presence of mountain lions; however, the wildflowers and views make up for the possibility of running into one of these big cats.

The trail connects to both the Blue Loop.

Parking
Hikers will find a small parking lot at the coordinates provided. It's large enough to fit about 6 vehicles.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

Warnings
Rattlesnakes, mountain lion, wasps, poison oak, and ticks may all be found within this park.

Prohibited
No camping, no plant/animal/mineral collecting, no motorized vehicles or horses. No smoking, no alcohol.

Explore 20 trails near Scotts Valley, CA
  1. Parking

    37.073007, -122.004814
  2. Main Trailhead

    37.075088, -122.005064
  3. Bipass trail

    37.074858, -122.006378
    Bipass trail
  4. View / Overlook / Vista

    37.074783, -122.006386
    View / Overlook / Vista
  5. View / Overlook / Vista

    37.074836, -122.006897
    View / Overlook / Vista
  6. Bypass trail

    37.075653, -122.006889
    Bypass trail
No community routes found. To add your own hike as a Community Route for this Trail guide, leave a Trip Report with an attached GPX file.

Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)
Snakes
Poison Ivy/Oak

Seasons

All

Blaze Color

Orange

Photo Albums

1 Trip Report

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0.8 miles / 1.3 km
Trail added
May 31, 2022
Hiked on
May 31, 2022
Updated on
May 31, 2022

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