Short Loop in Hidden Villa - Route II
3.5 miles     400 ft
30 Dec 2012
Summary

A pleasant hike adjoining Creek Trail and through Short Bunny Loop.

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 next to Info Kiosk, walk along the semi paved road (0.2 miles) → turn left when the road forks and walk along an unnamed trail (0.2 miles) to reach a special spot in Hidden Villa. Three creeks meet here: East Fork, Middle Fork and West Fork. There is also a picnic table. Turn left onto Creek Trail (0.4 miles) to a junction with Pipeline Trail. Continue along Creek Trail (0.4 miles) as long as it meanders next to Adobe Creek. At some point, the trail turns away from the creek. At this point, Ewing Hill Trail starts. Return from this point backwards along Creek Trail (0.4 miles). Turn right on Pipeline Trail (0.3 miles) → left on Toyon Trail (0.2 miles) to return to the special spot where three creeks meet. From this spot, continue along Bunny Loop Trail (0.3 miles) → right on Short Bunny Loop Trail (0.4 miles) → right on Bunny Loop Trail (0.3 miles) to a picnic area. Continue along the semi paved road (0.3 miles) to return to the parking spot.
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

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