This is a fast paced walk of a longer distance. It will certainly keep our heart rate up.
Starting/Gathering Point – Wood Ranch Starbucks parking lot.
Route – From Starbucks, we will head south on Wood Ranch Parkway; Turn left on Lake Park Drive to Rancho Madera Community Park; Go around the park and come back out to Wood Ranch Parkway to walk further south until we arrive at the Wood Ranch Trail Head. We would have traveled a little over 2 miles by now. We will turn around and walk only on Wood Ranch Parkway back to the Starbucks parking lot to complete the 4 mile plus exercise.
Distance: 4.30 miles (round trip)
Elevation Gain: 383′
Difficulty: Easy – Easy Intermediate
Pace: 2.5+ mph
Dogs: Yes if leashed
Drinking Fountains: Yes
Trail: Mostly paved, excellent condition
Known Dangers: Cars, uneven pavement or a rude Barista
What to Bring: 1 liter of water or a Venti Cappuccino
Athletic shoes – hiking shoes/boots not required
Flashlight or headlamp
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