Ridge Trail, Peters Creek, and Canyon Trail Loop is a 14.9 mile loop trail located near La Honda, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options.
This 15-mile loop passes through five parks that promise some of the best hiking in the San Francisco Bay Area. The route passes a bucolic pond, forests of oak and Douglas fir, and wonderful vistas overlooking the Santa Cruz Mountains west of San Jose and south of San Francisco. While many tourists are content to enjoy the views from Skyline Boulevard from the comfort of their cars, this hike demonstrates why the best things always happen after you park the car and set out on foot. Parks in this trek: Skyline Ridge and Long Ridge Open Space Preserves; Upper Stevens Creek County Park; Monte Bello Regional Open Space Preserve.