Old Toll Road to Highland Springs

Hopland, California (Mendocino County)

Last Updated: 12/09/2021
3.2 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 17.54 miles
Highest Elevation: 2287 feet
Duration: About 45 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Hopland
Nearest Town w/ Services: Hopland
Official Road Name: Old Toll Road
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Ukiah Field Office


Highlight: Old Toll Road to Highland Springs
If you live in the North Bay Area and want to get away from civilization for a while and get some dirt on your tires, Old Toll Road from Hopland to Highland Springs Reservoir will take you through the volcanic landscape of the Mayacamas range; mixed chaparral and oak trees, stacked lava and serpentinite rock formations, soaring raptors (Red-Tailed Hawks are frequently seen here), and great views down to Hopland and Lake County. This is a great backcountry route that winds through the hills and ends at a beautiful reservoir called Highland Springs --great for swimming, paddling, and fishing.


Route Information

Technical Rating

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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The first 2.7 miles of Old Toll Road is paved, although quite badly potholed. A sign at the intersection of Highway 175 and Old Toll Road announces some of the vineyards in the area.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Hopland

From Highway 101 in Hopland, take Highway 175 east toward Lakeport. At 1.1 miles you will enter a roundabout. Take the first right out of the roundabout, again signed for Highway 175 to Lakeport. At 2.6 miles, turn right onto Old Toll Road.



Trail Reviews (7)

Questions & Answers (2)

Q: Is this trail still closed or is it open?
–Ryan Boudreau (03/03/2021)
–Vlad Mott (03/03/2021)
Q: Is this trail still closed?
–Mark (11/08/2018)
–Vlad Mott (06/18/2019)

Writer Information

Vlad Mott

Mapping Crew - California

Vlad Mott is a longtime outdoors enthusiast who loves hiking, jeeping & backcountry adventure.
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