Villa Montalvo Lookout Point, South Orchard, Creek Trail Loop

MODERATE 114 reviews

Villa Montalvo Lookout Point, South Orchard, Creek Trail Loop is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Saratoga, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles
465 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers

Parking Lot #4

1 month ago

easy, shaded, and great for a sunset hike!

1 month ago

quiet hike.

2 months ago

Great summer trail lots of shade not hard. Also not crowded. Beautiful for the middle of Silicon Valley. Views of San Jose all the way to Palo Alto from top of lookout trail.

Short hike. Easy for kids. Nice view. Lots of shade

6 months ago

Peaceful! Beautiful!

6 months ago

hike uphill was not enjoyable. there are much better hikes nearby

7 months ago

hiked in the rain, went searching for waterfall and could not find any water... :(

7 months ago

Good one for a quick hike with family...

7 months ago

It is one of my favorites trails. Always enjoyed the beautiful garden and scenic trails.

8 months ago

Love this trail that rewards you with a majestic view of South Bay...

8 months ago

an easy trail. the plus side is you get to
stroll on the beautiful Villa which has outdoor concert on summer nights.

9 months ago

Went hiking with my 4 year old. It was a little strenuous going up to the lookout, but so worth it! The parking was confusing, but again worth it.

11 months ago

Too short and too close to civilization! It's a teaser. at first you think oh this gonna be a nice quiet away from all the noise kind of hike but then you get surprised when you see cars during the middle of the hike and next thing you know you have to turn around. This is a good home for and older crowd.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Went in March 2017 with another family on a weekday afternoon, only saw about 6 other people. The kids enjoyed the hike and the view at the top was great. It's mostly shaded and we enjoyed the creek and wild flowers, and I saw my first Trillium of the season.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Great views, moderate difficulty.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Went here to explore and hike and was very happy.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Short hike to get to an incredible view. You can see all of Santa Clara County and there are a couple benches at the top.

Monday, January 02, 2017

It was super fun! Would do it again!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I was a very nice hike we did not go all the way had lots of things to look at with the house and the stadium. There also was a rose garden that we saw on the way driving out but not sure if you can go in. It's a great place to hike and bring your kids or have a picnic.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Very nice trails, signs are a little bit confusing if you don't have a map.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Perfect first CA family hike.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

We did the Lookout Trail. Good signage, clean trail(no dog poop) not crowded. The trail is in shade so trekking in high sun is ok too. Moderate uphill climb.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Nice trail, beautiful view.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Very nice trail ☺️

Monday, September 05, 2016

A little hard for small kids but short enough to bear it out. A bit dusty and kids can skid and fall is not careful.

trail running
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Very enjoyable track. Not easy for trail runner due to some steep uphills and downhills. Watch your knees :).
Great shaded trail with some great landscape view.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Beautiful place, a lot of shade

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lots of hills, beautiful views, but load construction near bottom of hill. Otherwise very nice

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Fairly easy to reach look out point hiking trail. Very beautiful, no fresh running water or waterfalls. Easy drive to reach hiking area. Smooth ride a short distance in. The villa is pretty along with the garden and statues.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Short trail but since it's close to us it was worth it. Allowing dogs is a plus

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