Mine Hill Trail Loop is an 8.2 mile trail offering expansive views, easily accessible from the Bay Area.

The Mine Hill Trail Loop features beautiful wildflowers in the spring and some wildlife. The trail is used for hikers, trail runners and dog walkers. The hike tours what was once one of the largest mercury-mining operations in the world. 

Photos: J Maughn and Tom Hilton

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snack
  • Trail runners or sturdy hiking boots
  • Sun protection
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RT Distance 8.2 Miles
Elevation Gain 1847 Feet
Activities Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby


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