Saratoga Gap Trail to Achistaca Trail Loop

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Saratoga Gap Open Space

Saratoga Gap Trail to Achistaca Trail Loop is a 4.4 mile loop trail located near Los Altos, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 728 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
27 days ago

It is a nice hike, a lot of shade, a little up and a little down the whole trail, the fun part of this hike was crossing highway 35 and private property. I liked the view, it’s very pretty, I will come back.

hiking
29 days ago

Excellent views

hiking
bugs
7 months ago

Lots of shade on this trail, and spaced out elevation gain. Really enjoyed it. Watch for bikes and bugs.

One of the most beautiful trail in Saratoga. The only concern is about mountain bikers, specially electric one that does not make any noise, make it a bit scary in Gap creek.

running
7 months ago

On a Saturday afternoon there was ample free parking. We went anti-clockwise and it was a nice, well-marked, well-shaded, narrow trail. There are quite a few rocky areas so take caution. At about the halfway point you will go through a grassy area, with long overgrown grasses hitting your legs as you go through. We did a tick check immediately past that section and found one little bugger before it latched on. We added on for more mileage so connected to Skyline trail out and back in lieu of running the same loop twice. It’s nice to have options like that out there.

hiking
8 months ago

nice small up and down trail, almost completely in shades. has a couple good lookout for forest in cloud, a bikers on the day

hiking
bugs
8 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike! Lots of shade throughout and terrific hillside views on the Achistaca trail. Wear long pants because some (short) parts of the Achistaca trail are overgrown with tall, scratchy grass.

hiking
muddy
Sun Feb 10 2019

hiking
Mon Jan 28 2019

Easy and abundant parking. The trail is located just off the highway, so you can hear cars passing by as you hike. No views on the Saratoga Gap Trail, just trees. The Achistaca Trail has much better views, though they come and go. Overall, a good trail for someone that values a little bit of a workout (there a some nice, steady ups and downs) more than they value a good view or a quiet hike.

hiking
Fri Mar 16 2018

As long as you don"t bother about loud motorcyclists and the fact that the trail is all the way near HWY 9 OR 35 you can enjoy the 4.7 miles loop.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

recorded Recording - May 09, 10:33 AM

hiking
20 days ago

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23 days ago

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