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Romero Canyon Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (7)

Climb steeply up Romero Canyon on this trail.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Point to Point

3,045' 928 m

High

1,173' 358 m

Low

1,873' 571 m

Up

1,307' 399 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Waterfall

Description

This trail begins a little ways in from the parking area off of Bella Vista Rd. To get to the trail hike along Romero Canyon Road and stay to the right. Soon you'll see a sign for the Romero Canyon Trail diverging off the road to the left as you go around a bend.

Follow the Romero Canyon Trail as it follows Romero Creek up the canyon while crossing back and forth over it from one side to the other. After the second crossing you'll come across a small waterfall alongside the trail. There will be be a couple more creek crossing before you reach a series of switchback that take you up the steep hillside to a four-way intersection between trails. The Romero Canyon Trail ends here. To return to your starting point you can go back the way you came or connect with the Romero Canyon Road at this intersection to loop back to the beginning.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

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John McKinney

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  4.4 from 7 votes

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  4.4 from 7 votes
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#655

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Jan 30, 2022
Maria Boyse
11h 00m
Aug 17, 2019
Shane Bandy
10mi
Jan 24, 2019
Dan Kronstadt
Did the loop, plus about a mile up & down road at top of loop. Trail has been well-reconstructed, with just a few places to scramble up. 10mi — 4h 00m
Apr 30, 2017
Valerie Norton
https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2017/04/romero-canyon.html
Mar 20, 2017
Luke Snow
Overcast and cool, views obstructed 3.2mi — 1h 15m
May 31, 2016
Valerie Norton
https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2016/05/romero-canyon.html
Jan 2, 2016
Luke Snow
Made it to the back of the trail, STUNNING views of the backcountry 10mi — 5h 00m
Sep 7, 2015
Luke Snow
Very hot, ran out of water and had to turn back 4mi — 2h 30m

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