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Arboretum Perimeter Trail, CA

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 484 feet
Elevation Gain 43 feet
Accumulated Gain 43 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 1.62
Backpack No
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2  2016-05-21 lojones5
Author lojones5
author avatar Guides 21
Routes 149
Photos 445
Trips 87 ( 439 miles )
Age 25 Male Gender
Location Redding, CA
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Feb → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:04am - 5:45pm
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A Paved Escape
by lojones5

Likely In-Season!
The Arboretum Perimeter trail is a 1.4 mile loop that can be found just past the popular Sundial Bridge, across a much smaller bridge that crosses over Sulphur Creek. It can also be accessed from a steep paved trail down from Hilltop. This short loop trail is less traveled than the Sacramento River Trail that follows the river, and is usually a bit of an escape from the more populated areas around Sundial Bridge.

Watch out for rattlesnakes.

The hike is paved the entire way, but there are a couple areas with small hills so I don't think it'd be considered wheelchair accessible. The loop makes for a nice bike ride or hike, and has a bench at the halfway point under a nice tree with a view across a field toward the Sundial Bridge. It is common to spot deer along this hike, so keep an eye out for them.

Water Sources
Water can be found at the Arboretum entrance which can be seen from the North side of the Sundial bridge.

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2017-08-30 lojones5
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From the Turtle Bay Exploration park parking lot, walk toward and across the Sundial Bridge. Instead of walking left toward the Sacramento River Trail or Arboretum, turn right and cross the small creek bridge. Walk up a short, steep hill to reach the loop trail.
    page created by HAZ_Hikebot on Aug 30 2017 12:59 pm
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