Long Loop @ Hidden Villa - Beautiful with Running Water!

  • March 30, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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TRAILHEAD

Location26870 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.

Getting there: 
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

ROUTE:

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.

Notes

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.

http://www.hiddenvilla.org/documents/programs/development/hidden_villa_trail_map.pdf

Optional Lunch: We have been there before and we seem to like it :)

http://www.maltbys.com 

101 Plaza North(corner of State & 4th Streets)

Los Altos CA 94022

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http://www.maltbys.com/Lunch%20&%20Dinner%20Menu.htm



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  • Mark B

    Wow on the photos published. With so many great photos from small cameras. I am beginning to think wasting my time with big camera. Next time, back to cell-phone shots for me.

    3 · March 30, 2014

    • Sammy

      Okay, you agree with Minica and will agree with Monica.

      1 · April 2, 2014

    • Yesenia

      Lol ok ok Sanmy!!! Don't ever get a Iphone if you want good spelling )

      April 2, 2014

  • Thomas

    It was a wonderful day , with great friends

    April 1, 2014

  • Melinda

    Very nice hike with the wildflowers starting to peep out, and always nice hiking with a great group of folks. Thanks, Nieves!

    March 31, 2014

  • Monica

    It was a refreshing and beautiful Bunny Loop hike with THE best group of friendly, outgoing and good spirited company that anyone could ask for! I am continually amazed at the photographic talent of so many of you and we all get to enjoy this. Enjoyed as much, the impromptu detour to Fiesta Vallarta for lunch.

    March 31, 2014

  • Bill

    Absolutely perfect day for a hike; Great Scenary and Great Company; A+ Thanks to the organizers and all of the photographers, who took truly amazing photos

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Jill B.

    Great day! The scenery was fabulous, great people, hiking was fun...

    March 30, 2014

  • Judy

    Beautiful hike with fun people. Good margaritas and salsa in the patio.

    March 30, 2014

  • Janet

    Looks like a winner. Such a variety of wildflowers and such happy hikers. Bummed the change of dates got me. I hope I get to go next time.

    March 30, 2014

  • RaeAnn

    Another great hike with fun people. Awesome pics, too!! Thanks Nieves!

    March 30, 2014

  • Yesenia

    Awesome hike :). Great seeing everyone :)

    March 30, 2014

  • Marjorie

    Wonderful hike - thanks Nieves!!

    March 30, 2014

  • Irene C.

    Long.

    March 30, 2014

  • Jerry

    Beautiful hike. Thanks Nieves!

    March 30, 2014

  • Yesenia

    :( Can't make Sunday :(

    March 28, 2014

    • Yesenia

      Ok thank you Nieves :) Meantime I'll enjoy all the great pics you guys will take :)

      March 28, 2014

    • Patricia W.

      So glad you make it Yesenia and we even get chance to plan food with Irene. :)

      March 30, 2014

  • Patricia W.

    Another great event. I had a lot of fun and probably has laughed too much. Trail is very beautiful. All the variety scenes. Thanks Nieves.

    March 30, 2014

  • Kristin

    2:30 am and I just got home from dancing . . . I think I may have to miss this one!

    March 30, 2014

  • Viviana

    I will meet you for lunch, can't make it to the hike

    March 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too wet for me:-)

    March 29, 2014

  • Viviana

    Love the weather!!!!!

    March 29, 2014

  • Dean

    Sunday doesn't work for me. Sorry to miss it.

    March 29, 2014

  • Nieves

    Please, update your RSVP if your plans to attend have changed. Thanks!

    March 29, 2014

  • christine d.

    I am not able to make Sunday... Hope you all have a great time! ;)

    March 29, 2014

  • Irene C.

    I'm not familiar with this hike, does anyone know if there are steep ravines or very narrow path ways?

    March 28, 2014

    • Nieves

      There are some climbs that are quite steep, but it all depends on each person's level.

      March 28, 2014

    • Irene C.

      Cool, sounds exciting.

      March 28, 2014

  • Mark B

    I am good for Sunday. Looks like I may be able to bring big camera after all.

    2 · March 28, 2014

  • Kimberly C.

    Booo...sad that this was moved to Sunday. See you all next time.

    March 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This Sunday I will be hiking at Big Basin, plans already made.

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Julie J

    Yes I'd like to attend unless there is a full blown rain storm.

    March 28, 2014

  • Marjorie

    I thought I was going crazy - did you just change this as I was looking at it? Too funny. Not sure about Sunday but will let you know.

    March 28, 2014

    • Nieves

      Hehehe… you have magic powers :)

      March 28, 2014

  • Nieves

    TO THOSE ON THE WAITLIST:
    If you would like to attend this hike, please let me know. Thanks!

    March 28, 2014

  • Nieves

    Please, update your RSVP if you cannot attend this hike on SUNDAY. Sorry for the inconvenience :(

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Nieves

    I AM MOVING THIS HIKE TO SUNDAY…
    With all the rain on Sat. it will be hard to truly enjoy and take photographs of this beautiful place. The three creeks that cross this park will be running with lots of water and will look great!
    I AM SORRY for those who can't make it on Sunday. We will do this hike again.

    2 · March 28, 2014

  • kelly h.

    Just found out I'll be in Carmel for the day. Sorry to miss this great hike. Enjoy!

    March 21, 2014

    • Janet

      poor thing

      March 28, 2014

  • Nieves

    Hello Fellow Hikers,
    There is a little chance of rain. This hike has a creek. Rain=water= full creek= Pretty!!
    Unless is pouring cats and dogs, I am planning on doing this hike. It is really a pretty place. We can make ourselves feel better at Maltbys :)

    2 · March 24, 2014

    • Yesenia

      Yaaayyyyyy!!! Love the rain :) Cant wait for this hike :)

      March 24, 2014

    • Janet

      I'm on waiting and a little rain doesn't bother me. Heavy.... well, I'd rather get the rain.

      March 28, 2014

  • Patricia W.

    Some sites say Sun is light rain and some say no rain. I am available on Sunday hike if weather is allowed.

    March 28, 2014

  • Nieves

    THIS EVENT MAY BE CANCELLED. CHECK BEFORE HEADING FOR THE TRAILS!!!

    March 28, 2014

  • Nieves

    The news this morning called tomorrow's storm "nasty." Not sure what to do at this point. There is a 100% chance of rain. The question is, how much is it going to rain? Heavy rain will not be pleasant.
    THIS EVENT MAY BE CANCELLED. CHECK BEFORE HEADING FOR THE TRAILS!!!

    March 28, 2014

  • Nieves

    Hello Fellow Hikers,
    Chance of rain is 80% as of today. The rain in the morning is supposed to be "LIGHT." Please, update your RSVP if your plans to attend this hike change due to weather/other conditions. Thanks! :)

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Sharona

    As much as I love Hidden Villa, I we'll t have to pass on this hike. Unfortunately, my feet are not ready. :(

    1 · March 23, 2014

    • Nieves

      :( Hope you can feel better soon!

      March 27, 2014

  • Maria A.

    I'm working next weekend. Hopefully at another time. Enjoy!

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Decided to play softball instead have fun.

    March 24, 2014

  • Maria A.

    I'm working next weekend. Hopefully at another time. Enjoy!

    March 21, 2014

  • Maria

    I have to cancel as I have to work Saturday 's wedding.

    March 20, 2014

  • Nieves

    We have a long wait list for this hike. Please, be aware that 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. Please, update your RSVP if not sure you will attend to give other members in the wait list the opportunity to attend. Thanks :)

    March 19, 2014

  • peter

    I think I need to change to no. Work has me going on a long trip. Going to miss you all.

    March 18, 2014

  • Nieves

    We have a long wait list for this hike. Please, be aware that 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. Please, update your RSVP if not sure you will attend to give other members in the wait list the opportunity to attend. Thanks :)

    March 13, 2014

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