Spring Ridge, Lost Trail, Eagle Trail Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Spring Ridge, Lost Trail, Eagle Trail Loop is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portola Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,132 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
21 days ago

The northern part of the Spring Ridge Trail is a wide dirt fire road that is completely exposed with a moderate uphill climb. This trail takes you to the Windy Hill summit, where you get a panoramic view of the bay. Once you hit the Lost Trail, the path narrows and descends into mossy woods. This woodsy aesthetic continues along the Razorback Ridge Trail. Eagle Trail interweaves with the road. The Hamms Gulch Trail and the Spring Ridge Trail leading back to the parking are exposed, flat fire roads and not terribly scenic. There's some poison oak along the trail, but isn't too much of a problem if you stay within its bounds.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

This is my local go-to hike, and I try to do it once a week. The first climb up to Windy Hill is strenuous but can be done in 45 - 60 minutes depending on your pace. There is a picnic area with lunch tables and a bathroom about 10 minutes past the Windy Hill summit. After that the Lost trail is a nice and relaxing walk through the woods, and the Razorback Ridge trail is the best way to get downhill without destroying your knees. Total hike time for me (with a short lunch break) is about 3.5 hours.

recorded Track - Jul 28 01:04 PM

hiking
11 months ago