El Toro Trail [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]

MODERATE 30 reviews

El Toro Trail [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Morgan Hill, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,013 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

closed

private property

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

A little work to get to the top but the view is outstanding!

walking
3 months ago

Parked right where the map takes you. You will walk up a roadway that is a Church. Walk all the way up until you reach the start of the trail. Jump the fence that closes off the trail. It was a VERY steep hike. Wasn’t expecting that. Went when it was around 90 degrees out. In the first 1/2 if the trail there’s plenty of shade, the last 1/2 is VERY steep - there is a rope to hold onto, bring some gloves! Was an overall rewarding hike with awesome views when you get to the top.

8 months ago

She steep as hell

10 months ago

Bring spikes or shoes with cleats! We slid down almost the whole way which made for an interesting workout.

hiking
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Trail is closed!!

trail running
Saturday, April 22, 2017

This trail is steep from base to peak when taking the east face up. Be careful when descending the east face as the rock can be loose at places. All in all very fun and intense for such a short hike. I saw multiple deer, turkey, and plenty of wildflowers along the ridge. Watch out for rattlesnakes... a local said he'd seen plenty along this trail.

hiking
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This is a great Hike! I went up the east face and it is far harder than the South.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Hike trail was closed, but I still went on the hike. By far one of the most amazing hikes I been on. Hiking up that steep incline, remember to bring gloves, you will need it to pull up that rope that was installed by hikers.

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I wanted to hike El Toro on my birthday but it is CLOSED from the winter. I would give this a 5 star hike. It is a nice short hike with a great view of Morgan Hill. I only gave it this rating because it is CLOSED.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I went up the east side trail, and then 360% around the peak, and back down the south side trail to the church. I estimate the entire full circle is about 3.5 miles, good hike. The top sections on both sides are pretty steep so be careful. Good thing that the rope is still there as the south side is very steep. Fun climb, good work out. Happy Trails!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Absolutely beautiful once you get to the top. Quite the incline as I wouldn't recommend taking kids.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Really good up the face. One of the best "unofficial" trails

hiking
Monday, February 09, 2015

Officially, this trail is on private property and is only open to the public once a year through the City of Morgan Hill. The last couple years it has not been opened. The last section of this trail is a very extreme incline and during the open day there is a rope to haul yourself up on and the Boy Scouts have done trail maintenance to prepare it. The views from the top extend out 360 degrees back into Paradise Valley, across Chesbro Reservoir and all of the Morgan Hill area and beyond. Do be careful of loose dirt and an overabundance of poison oak along trail edges.

3 months ago

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9 months ago

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Sunday, October 08, 2017

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

hiking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

recorded Toro morgan hill

hiking
Thursday, August 17, 2017

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

backpacking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

backpacking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

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Friday, November 09, 2012