Hiking Project Logo

Old Spanish Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

Hike along a hillside with views of Portola Valley.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

1,222' 372 m

High

709' 216 m

Low

535' 163 m

Up

46' 14 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views · Wildflowers

Description

At the intersection with the Alpine Trail, the Old Spanish Trail climbs south up a forested hillside and winds around a small canyon. The trail then passes several well-signed junctions before turning southeast through patches grassland and chaparral with views of Palo Alto and nearby Foothills Park. The trail ends at Old Spanish Trail road.

Flora & Fauna

Coast live oak, madrone, and California bay in the forests. Coyote brush, toyon, and ceanothus in the chaparral.

Contacts

Shared By:

Miguel Vieira

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#23822

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#2,747

in California

#23,822

Overall
40 Views Last Month
555 Since Feb 6, 2017
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Mossy old oak trees greet visitors to the Toyon Trail.
Feb 6, 2017 near Ladera, CA
Experience a grove of lichen-covered blue oaks on the Old Spanish Trail.
Feb 6, 2017 near Portola…, CA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jun 21, 2020
David Viñuales
Aug 17, 2019
Stephanie Falch