King's Canyon Loop Hike - Trail Notes

A ranger from East Bay Mud told me that this is one of the most popular hikes on their trail system.  This is a beautiful loop hike that takes you through nice oak forests, open rolling hills and along a senic reservoir filled with all kinds of birds.  The trail is wide in most places, and there are some nice benches along the way where you can stop, take a break and enjoy the scenery.

Trail Head:Valle Vista Staging area. Toilet available, no water.

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Start of the hike, parking area is on the left

Walk through a nice little pine forest before reaching the bridge

Lot's of these bird houses along the wayOne of my favorite sections of this hike, a beautiful Oak forest

Nice views of the reservoir along the wayTrail Sentry...cows are friendly though, but give them space

Near the end of the hike...staging area is in the top right of this picture

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