Long Loop in Hidden Villa
4.9 miles     1100 ft
4 Dec 2010
Summary

Pleasant loop in Hidden Villa along creeks, ridges, forests.

Location: Hidden VillaRancho San Antonio County Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Pretty good map showing various trails.

» Redwoodhikes Trail Map: Great map showing many parks like Purisima Creek, Huddart, Wunderlich, El Corte De Madera, Foothills, Hidden Villa and Rancho San Antonio. Trail maps for individual parks are available online for free. However, the RedwoodHikes map shows the big picture and is helpful for planning hikes that go through multiple parks.

Route

Route in brief: From the parking lot near 'Info Kiosk' shown in the trail map, walk towards Hidden Villa Hostel. Continue along the semi-paved road toward Duveneck House (0.4 miles) and look for signs for Bunny Loop trails. Follow Long Bunny Loop (1.4 miles) → Creek Trail & Ewing Hill Trail (0.6 + 1.0 miles) → Black Mountain Trail (0.2 miles) → left on Hostel Trail (0.3 + 0.6 + 0.4 miles) to return to Hidden Villa Hostel.

Notes: Creek Trail in Hidden Villa is really pleasant — it meanders next to Adobe Creek. The spot where it meets Bypass Trail and Toyon Trail is also where multiple creeks meet. This spot is gorgeous after recent rains. It has picnic tables for a lunch break.

Trailhead

Location: 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94024 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From Highway 280, take the exit for El Monte Rd going south. In 0.7 miles, turn left onto Moody Road. Hidden Villa is 1.7 miles ahead on Moody Road.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $5 per vehicle (last visited: Feb 2014)

Capacity: Almost 50 cars can be parked in the main parking lot, which is next to Hidden Villa Summer Camp

Latitude: 37.354356     Longitude: -122.156827

Panoramic Views

Full photo album — 4 December 2010

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Long Loop in Hidden Villa from Rhus Ridge.
Hidden Villa Trails

Full photo album — 4 December 2010

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Long Loop in Hidden Villa from Rhus Ridge.
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