March 30, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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Location: 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94024 .
Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.
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.
From Interstate 280 in Santa Clara County, exit El Monte/Moody Road and drive west on Moody. Go straight through the stoplight at Foothill College, and at a stop sign at about 0.6 mile, turn left to remain on Moody. Continue on Moody (at the junction with Altamont bear left) and look for the signed entrance to Hidden Villa on the left (altogether about 2.2 miles from 280).
Entrance Fee: $5.00
DISTANCE: 5 MILES
DIFFICULTY: THIS IS NOT AN EASY HIKE. IT IS MODERATE with some steep & STRENEOUS sections at the beginning and middle of the hike. Not a hike recommended for beginner hikers.
ELEVATION: 1,100 FEET
From the parking lot near 'Info Kiosk' shown in the trail map, walk towards Hidden Villa Hostel. Continue along the semi-paved road toward Duveneck House (0.4 miles) and look for signs for Bunny Loop trails. Follow Long Bunny Loop (1.4 miles) → Creek Trail & Ewing Hill Trail (0.6 + 1.0 miles) → Black Mountain Trail (0.2 miles) → left on Hostel Trail (0.3 + 0.6 + 0.4 miles) to return to Hidden Villa Hostel.
Creek Trail in Hidden Villa is really pleasant — it meanders next to Adobe Creek. The spot where it meets Bypass Trail and Toyon Trail is also where multiple creeks meet. This spot is gorgeous after recent rains. It has picnic tables for a lunch break.
Optional Lunch: We have been there before and we seem to like it :)
101 Plaza North(corner of State & 4th Streets)
Los Altos CA 94022