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Islands in the Sky Vista Loop

Monte Rio, California

4.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

3.83 miles

Elevation Gain

883 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

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The Islands in the Sky Vista Loop in Monte Rio, California, is a moderately challenging hiking trail. Spanning approximately 3.83 miles, the loop offers a variety of terrain, including forested areas, open meadows, and rocky outcrops. The trail is well-marked and maintained, making it suitable for hikers of all skill levels. One of the key features of this trail is the panoramic view it offers from the top. Hikers can see the Russian River, the Pacific Ocean, and the surrounding countryside. The trail also passes by a small lake, providing an opportunity for bird watching and wildlife spotting. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to visit is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild. Hikers are advised to wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks. The trail can be steep in places, so a walking stick or trekking poles may be helpful. Despite its challenges, the Islands in the Sky Vista Loop offers a rewarding hike with stunning views.
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Features

Hiking
Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic

Islands in the Sky Vista Loop Reviews

Islands in the sky vista loop is just off highway 116 in Duncans Mills. I did the loop counterclockwise. The trail was still a little muddy single track. On the route up, the trail had good end of the day sun. At the top, unfortunately the fog had rolled in, so there wasn't a great view. Completing the loop was easier than the start as it was a fire road on the way down.

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