Villa Montalvo Trail

MODERATE 153 reviews

Villa Montalvo Trail 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.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Parking Lot #4

hiking
7 days ago

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

hiking
15 days ago

Good one for a quick hike with family...

hiking
22 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 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.

4 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.

hiking
9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

Great views, moderate difficulty.

hiking
10 months ago

Went here to explore and hike and was very happy.

10 months ago

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!

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

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