Rhus Ridge and Chamise Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Rhus Ridge and Chamise Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Altos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
10.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,555 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

no shade

historic site

no dogs

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Good trail. Has just about everything. It’s steep as you begin for 1 mile on Rhus Ridge upto Mary Davey Memorial, then a descent into the San Antonio Preserve via Chamise Trail. This will lead you to Deer Hollow Farm. There are water taps near the farm. The climb on your way back will be gentler, spread over 2.5 miles or so. Some parts of the trail are shaded, but not all. Great views at the top, on a clear day/evening.