Explore the most popular views trails in Hidden Villa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

River + amazing views + farm animals = great adventure

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3 months ago

Good elevation gain to start. Down hill is moderate and easy on the knees. The final section is along a creek. Look for banana slugs!!

Minus one star for $10 parking fees. But other than that, an easy and lightly trafficked hike.
We did hostel trail to creek trail looping up toyon hill and back to hostel trail.

No place to park unless you want to pay $10. Not worth it for a 2 mule hike. Try nearby Arastradero Preserve instead.

We started at the creek trail (not hostel) that goes along the creek where I saw families with kids playing the water. This part of the trail has a lot of shade and beautiful trees. The elevation gains steadily at beginning and then really picks up. Once at the top, there are signs to head to Black Mountain, also the trail section with no shade. We continued up and past the sign until we found the Hostel Trail (this took us a while as we were confused as to whether we were headed to Black Mountain instead, however there are definite signs for hostel trail once at the cross road). It was mostly downhill from there and we pretty much ran most of the trail till bottom. We also saw beautiful views of the valley in distance. This trail gave us a great workout!

Could not find free parking.

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11 months ago

Walked this one in late May and the creek was quite full (it was a rainy winter). The second part through Elephant mountain is definitely less interesting.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This hike is hard, rather than moderate, mainly due to the steep, long, climb to Black Mountain. On a clear day the Bay views are fantastic.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

harder than I thought. Not too long, but it's not easy for my dad. We did it anyway.

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on Hostel Loop Trail

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