Hamms Gulch Trail is a 7.3 mile out and back trail located near Portola Valley, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Hamms Gulch is a popular equestrian and dog friendly location in a beautiful grassy hill covered open space preserve. Enjoy the stunning views with your loyal pets!
An easy 6.5 mile loop. First 3 miles are all downhill in an open setting. Not much foliage. By the time you reach the bottom there's a calm stream. The 3.5 mile ascent is gradual and not strenuous. However, the climb offers a better variety of scenery as must of it is covered. Started at the Skyline trailhead.
Nicely shaded and led up to a gorgeous view of the Bay.
Awesome. I took Hamm Gulch to Lost Trail, then connected to Spring Ridge. This route is dog friendly. Hamm Gulch is mostly shaded, and the incline isn't so bad with the switch backs. Spring Ridge is completely open with little shade, and a steep grade down. Spring Ridge is bike friendly, but not horse. I imagine if you took this route the opposite way it would be challenging, starting with the hill and sun. I logged 7.6 miles with 1475 ft incline. There is also a creek to cross when on Gulch, which is nice for dogs and horses to drink out of. There are some benches along the way as well. Would definitely recommend!