Flume Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Gatos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
I love hiking and I love challenges but man this one pushed me. It was about 99* this day and we each had 2 liters of water. It's a very steep hill almost a fire trail road. We didn't have enough water for the walk back up. We made it to the top and just laid on the trunk of the car because that was shaded.
At the bottom was a beautiful river. Too strong of a current to swim in but we waded. There was a rafting company running the river so added bonus. I would suggest packing snacks for a picnic at the bottom. The walk up seriously was killer.