Spring Ridge, Lost Trail, Eagle Trail Loop

MODERATE 15 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

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wild flowers

trail running
16 days ago

Great trail for running. I like hills. I started counterclockwise. Harder workout and the spectacular views were behind me. If you like hill challenges I recommend this way. If you like great views then clockwise the trail.

Parked at the Portola Rd trailhead and decided on a counter clockwise direction. The ascent is tough for the first 2 miles or so until you reach the top of Windy Hill. No shade and hard scrappy ground. Beautiful views of the entire Silicon Valley from the top though. Go on a clear day!! That’s about the best pet of this loop. The Lost Trail portion is pretty, even a bit magical looking at points. The rest....meh. If you want the views without too much of an ascent then park at one of the Skyline Blvd. trailheads. It’s a short hike to the viewpoints from there.

This was a great trail. Lots of mist at the begging and once I reached the summit (flat area) it started pouring down. Said hello to a few people out despite the rain. I would totally do this again and even trail run it.

hiking
Sunday, July 01, 2018

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.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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.

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recorded Recording - Jul 28 01:04 PM

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