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Gems in La Honda - 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 La Honda - 13

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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 West Waddell Creek trickles through a verdant forest in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Intermediate

Skyline to the Sea Trail

25.4 mi 40.9 km 1,910' Up 582.14 m Up 4,515' Down 1376.15 m Down

Saratoga, CA
Favorite Pretty skies.
Intermediate

State Park Trifecta

28.0 mi 45.0 km 4,083' Up 1244.45 m Up 4,122' Down 1256.51 m Down

Saratoga, CA
Favorite Open meadow at the top of the first climb.
Intermediate

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 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
Favorite Redwood tree - looks like it was struck by lightning some time ago.
Intermediate

Heritage Grove Loop with Extension & Overlook

8.0 mi 12.8 km 1,387' Up 422.68 m Up 1,388' Down 423.06 m Down

La Honda, CA
Favorite The trees that line the hills make for great photo opportunities in the preserve. The trail winds through the preserve at the base of a majority of the hills.
Easy/Intermediate

Arastradero Short Loop

3.4 mi 5.5 km 421' Up 128.26 m Up 417' Down 127.03 m Down

Ladera, CA
Favorite Leopard Lily
Intermediate

Portola Redwoods Five Mile Loop

5.4 mi 8.7 km 1,160' Up 353.47 m Up 1,161' Down 353.76 m Down

La Honda, CA
Favorite The trail descends into the preserve, but there are a couple of great views before it re-enters the woods.
Intermediate

Clouds Rest - Meadow Trail Loop

2.5 mi 4.0 km 520' Up 158.64 m Up 518' Down 157.84 m Down

La Honda, CA

La Honda Hiking

  • 390 Miles 627 Kilometers of Trail
  • 17 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 47 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 74 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in La Honda - 112

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8.2 mi 13.1 km #1Los Trancos Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ladera, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ladera, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #2Long Ridge Road
Easy/Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #3Coho Vista Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
3.5 mi 5.6 km #4Stephen E. Abbors Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Loyola, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Loyola, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #5Razorback Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6Mindego Hill Trail
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Anniversary Trail
Easy
Portola Valley, CA
Easy
Portola Valley, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #8Ipiwa Trail
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #9Horseshoe Loop
Easy/Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Easy/Intermediate
La Honda, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Arastradero Creek Trail
Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA

Photos of La Honda - 375

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Facing west towards the Pacific Ocean
Nov 25, 2015 near Ladera, CA
The views as the trail approaches the ridge line are amazing. You can see the surrounding hills and Pacific Ocean on clear days.
Jan 4, 2021 near Portola…, 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
The Wallace Stegner Bench has some amazing views late in the day.
Dec 6, 2020 near Los Alt…, CA
Horseshoe Lake
Nov 25, 2015 near Los Alt…, CA
Sunrise with clouds over the valley
Oct 17, 2017 near Loyola, 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