Short Loop in Hidden Villa
2.3 miles     500 ft
14 Jan 2012
Summary

Quick hike along Bunny Loop in Hidden Villa.

Location: Hidden Villa

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
From the parking lot near the 'Info Kiosk' shown on the trail map, continue walking along the semi-paved road toward Duveneck House. Look for signs for Bunny Loop trails. Follow Long Bunny Loop Trail, then turn right onto Bypass Trail, which descends to a gorgeous location in Hidden Villa that lies at the confluence of three creeks (Adobe Crek, Middle Fork and West Fork). This location has bridges and even picnic areas. It is very serene. Turn left on Creek Trail to return to a semi-paved road leading back to the parking lot.

Notes: A side trip along Creek Trail is particularly pleasant. This trail meanders along Adobe Creek for over half a mile. It is cool and shaded by tall trees. The best time to visit is in winters, after rains when the creek has plenty of water.

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

Photos

Full photo album — 14 January 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Medium Loop in Hidden Villa - Route I.
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