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Gems in Mountain View - 2

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gem Favorite Sunset view from Vista Hill

Vista Hill

(1) Los Alt…, CA
gem Favorite The very top! You can see all the way from San Francisco to San Jose.

View of San Francisco Bay

(1) Ladera, CA

Recommended Routes in Mountain View - 15

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Favorite The Anniversary Trail makes its way up Windy Hill.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hamms Gulch-Spring Ridge Trail Loop

7.7 mi 12.3 km 1,440' Up 438.85 m Up 1,439' Down 438.59 m Down

Portola…, CA
Favorite Open meadow at the top of the first climb.
Intermediate/Difficult

Los Trancos Loop

7.2 mi 11.5 km 1,545' Up 470.96 m Up 1,541' Down 469.74 m Down

Ladera, CA
Favorite Hidden Villa Creek Trail
Difficult

Hostel/Grapevine/Creek Trail Loop

2.4 mi 3.8 km 600' Up 182.97 m Up 606' Down 184.64 m Down

Los Alt…, CA
Favorite Hidden Villa Creek Trail
Intermediate

Creek/Pipeline loop at Hidden Villa

1.2 mi 1.9 km 172' Up 52.34 m Up 172' Down 52.3 m Down

Los Alt…, CA
Favorite Facing west towards the Pacific Ocean

Four preserves

7.6 mi 12.2 km 1,359' Up 414.24 m Up 1,297' Down 395.46 m Down

La Honda, CA
Favorite At the vista point at the end of the trail, a great view of the South Bay Area comes into view. You can see the communities, bay, and the surrounding hills.
Intermediate

Wildcat Loop

5.0 mi 8.1 km 564' Up 171.99 m Up 564' Down 171.84 m Down

Loyola, CA
Favorite On a clear day, you can see Stanford campus.
Intermediate/Difficult

Black Mountain loop via Stevens Creek

5.9 mi 9.5 km 1,209' Up 368.43 m Up 1,208' Down 368.2 m Down

La Honda, CA
Favorite The long descent back to Rogue Valley.
Intermediate

Black Mountain via Black Mountain Trail

10.0 mi 16.0 km 2,383' Up 726.23 m Up 2,381' Down 725.74 m Down

Los Alt…, CA
Favorite Sunrise with clouds over the valley
Intermediate/Difficult

Rancho Ridge Loop

13.6 mi 21.9 km 2,279' Up 694.54 m Up 2,280' Down 694.84 m Down

Loyola, CA

Mountain View Hiking

  • 314 Miles 505 Kilometers of Trail
  • 19 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 62 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 53 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mountain View - 104

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8.2 mi 13.1 km #1Los Trancos Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ladera, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ladera, CA
3.5 mi 5.6 km #2Stephen E. Abbors Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Loyola, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Loyola, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #3Razorback Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #4Stanford Dish Loop
Intermediate
Stanford, CA
Intermediate
Stanford, CA 17 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #5Mindego Hill Trail
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #6Ipiwa Trail
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #7Rhus Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Altos Hills, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Altos Hills, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Horseshoe Loop
Easy/Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Easy/Intermediate
La Honda, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #9Stevens Creek / Tony Look Trail
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Arastradero Creek Trail
Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA

Photos of Mountain View - 475

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Facing west towards the Pacific Ocean
Nov 25, 2015 near Ladera, CA
Sunset view from Vista Hill
Dec 29, 2020 near Los Alt…, CA
Open meadow at the top of the first climb.
Dec 29, 2020 near Ladera, CA
Horseshoe Lake
Nov 25, 2015 near Los Alt…, CA
Sunrise with clouds over the valley
Oct 17, 2017 near Loyola, CA
View from Redtail Loop Trail
Apr 22, 2015 near Ladera, CA
Red-tailed hawk
Apr 22, 2015 near Ladera, CA
The hills surrounding the Russian Ridge Preserve, and the Pacific Ocean, can be seen off in the distance.
Feb 1, 2017 near La Honda, CA