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Foothills Park

Trappers Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Altos, 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: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 872 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


mountain biking

bird watching



wild flowers

no shade

private property

no dogs

NOTE: Must show proof of Palo Alto residency to hike at Foothills Park. Explore the wonders of Palo Alto Foothills Open Space. This hike loops through a mixed grassland and oak habitats. A wonderful afternoon outing for the entire family. Take the Wild Horse Valley Fire Rd. to the Costanoan Trail to Lost Trancos to the Trappers Trail.

Fri Jun 16 2017

I was able to do the beginning of this trail but the meat of it is closed due to the storms this past winter. The trail is completely gone and not walkable anymore. But there are plenty of other hikes in this park, lots and lots of trails. As the other reviewer pointed out you are supposed to be a Palo Alto resident to use this area but there's nobody at the gate during the week.

Mon Apr 17 2017

Apparently you have to be a resident of Palo Alto to hike here. lame

3 months ago

recorded Recording - Sep 08, 4:49 PM

8 months ago

8 months ago

recorded Fern / Los Trancos Loop

9 months ago

Tue Dec 26 2017