Hamms Gulch to Spring Ridge Trail Loop

MODERATE 42 reviews
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Hamms Gulch to Spring Ridge Trail Loop is a 7.3 mile loop trail located near Portola Valley, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1601 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

Steady climb and open pasture up to Windy Hill

16 days ago

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

Very good hike - easy to find TH with no gate - plenty of parking. I went clockwise, which is much better bc of switchbacks going up. Mile 2-4 were the best for me although great views at the top. Keeping it from 5 stars - too many people and boring on the 2nd half/ on the way down. Lots of sun on the way down which was nice

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

gorgeous views throughout. as others mention, a bit muddy due to recent rain so don't bring your nicest shoes! Sweeping views of the bay, green grasses and some flowers that are starting to bloom. Dogs are allowed but no trash cans for poop bags and ticks in the grass. :-/

I recommend keeping your dog on leash because of the ticks but otherwise it's an awesome hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Part of the gulch was really muddy and a bit difficult to navigate. But we were rewarded with the most spectacular views when we got out of the woods. From the top of the trail you have a perfect view of the ocean on one side and the bay on the other. When you get to the top you are just about halfway.

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

good!

4 months ago

4 months ago

lovely shady hike. my dog loves jumping in the creek to cool off.

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

Great trail. A very intense climbing to the top of Wind Hill, but the way back worth it all.

hiking
6 months ago

It was our first time doing the trail and we loved it. The trail is under the big trees and lunch greens around it. There's also a stream in the first part of the trail and you can hear the water as well. The trail is a lot of switch backs and all going up hill so you are definitely getting your workout too. When we reach the end of the trail we decided to go to windy hill and down to spring ridge trail loop. It's the perfect time to hike as the trees are changing colors .

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago