Black Hills Trail to Valley View Trail Loop

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Black Hills Trail to Valley View Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Basqueros Reservoir & Watershed, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
961 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
4 months ago

This is a very beautiful trail that is well marked and easy to follow. I hiked it in the spring, so there are many uneven areas along the black hills trail section due to cattle tracks. The views are amazing and well worth the 1000ft ascent. Bring water, a hat, and lots of sunscreen as the trail is completely exposed to the sun as it passes through grasslands. There are lots of cows here, but they are docile and avoid you as you approach. However, they may follow you for a short while after you pass. No problems!
There is a park use fee for the area of $6, cash or credit card.