Portola Valley Loop
6.9 miles     1100 ft
10 Dec 2011

A short hike in Portola Valley.

Location: Portola Valley Ranch - Coal Mine Ridge

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» RedwoodHikes Trail Map: Good map showing various trails along with their lengths.

» Official Trail Map at PortolaValley.Net: 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.

A good trail map is necessary to do this hike: there are too many trails and too many unmarked junctions. In brief, the route goes along the following trails: Toyon Trail all the way to a lake → Spanish Trail → Sunrise Trail → Buck Meadow Trail → Blue Oak Trail → Deer Path Trail → Arroyo Trail → Coalmine Trail → Old Spanish Trail. This is an extension of a shorter route described at RedwoodHikes.

Location: Intersection of Alpine Road & Willowbrook Drive, Portola Valley, CA 94028 . Parking area is not visible in Google Maps.

Directions: From Highway 280, take Exit 20 for Page Mill Rd and go south along Page Mill Rd. After 0.5 miles, turn right onto Arastradero Road. After 2.0 miles, turn left onto Alpine Road. In 2.1 miles, you will reach the intersection with Willowbrook Drive. Street parking is available here.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: December 2011)

Capacity: About 10 cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.364508     Longitude: -122.215578

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