Valley View, Black Hills, and Homstead Trail Loop is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Los Basqueros Reservoir & Watershed, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
I hiked the area a lot with a few different people but never saw another person here in the winter or fall. Definitely the time to do it. I was hardly ever here in the summer.