Hidden Villa and Black Mountain

HARD 33 reviews

Hidden Villa and Black Mountain is a 15.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near The Highlands, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
15.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,192 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
28 days ago

good tough hike.started late - around 730 and the weather was quite humid in the early part. it was quite draining and by the time we hit the black mountain trail it became really tough. on a spring or winter day would have be a good hike.
went counterclockwise and that was better since the PGE trail is attracts heavy traffic in mornings. there is a lot of parking but they all get filled up by 7. so plan on street parking and adding another 1.5 miles of hike. the PGE trail is a long fire road and for serious hikers will not be enjoyable with the constant hum of the transmission line. Not on my top 10 list of bay area hikes but will return some time in winter or spring

2 months ago

Amazing wildlife! This particular loop is one of the more strenuous hikes at Rancho San Antonio, but it’s well worth the effort. Some of the trail sections are steep, but at no point is scrambling necessary. Pack lots of water and plan for between 6-7 hours to finish the trail if you aren’t a crazy speed-hiker. There is a nice bench at the top of the trail where you can enjoy views and a lunch.

trail running
5 months ago

Sweet trail. You should go counterclockwise and definitely don’t skip going to the top of black mountain.

7 months ago

Beautiful walk

hiking
10 months ago

This was a great hike! Not too strenuous until going up quarry trail. Felt a little afraid since we didn't run into anyone but the view is beautiful!

hiking
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Good exercise for a weekend. it can be finished in a morning

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Trail is well maintained and passable.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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