MacDonald Gate to Proctor Gate is a 10.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Valle Vista, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Park at the Macdonald Staging Area of of Redwood Rd.
I really enjoyed this one. I hiked it solo and had my wife drop me off and pick me up. There are some really pretty aspects to this hike. I did it on a very nice day in jan so the weather wasn't hot. You go in and out of different forests and clearings with some great views. The part that is closer to Chabot is used quite a bit by cyclist and I came across a few horseback riders on the north end since it is so close to the stables.