Rhus Ridge and Creek Trail Loop

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Rhus Ridge and Creek Trail Loop is a 6.4 mile loop trail located near Los Altos, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

This hike is HOT during the summer, bring plenty of water.

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25 days ago

Nice one. If you plan on doing the loop, all of it, it is very diverse. Tight paths, steep ones, flowers, waterfalls...
Medium hard...but relaxing.
Get your maps or apps because the signs along the way are pathetic.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Nice wildflowers. Didn't see mountain lion.

1 month ago

2 months ago

The 1st mile is straight up which was challenging. Then you get to a lovely meadow and have a lot of options. There are lovely wildflowers, and I didn't see any wildlife but there were signs posted about recent mountain lion sightings that advise people not to hike alone. It was nice and shady, and good for a hot day. I'll definitely go again.

2 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Small parking lot, with overflow parking about 0.4 mi away at Foothill college. The initial 0.9 miles is a steep incline. When you turn off towards Hidden Villa after 0.4 miles, you make your way down again to the creek. With all of the rain right now, it is a very relaxing trail along the creek, until you head up Ewing Hill, and then make your way back. When it is hot outside, portions are under direct sun and can be pretty hot.

hiking
9 months ago