Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near La Honda with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
8 days ago

View from Stegner bench is awe-inspiring. Enjoy the wildflowers in springtime then immerse in forest-bathing.

hiking
21 days ago

I had the pleasure of joining the 510 Hikers today. The hike started off pretty easy, but was soon challenged by the incline in some of the hills. Would I do this hike again? Yes, most definitely. The views are beautiful and there’s a number of shaded rest areas.

Gorgeous views!

This one was a wonderful hike. Fully green valley view with wild flowers and poppies. We short circuited our hike through charquin trail and the second half of the hike had a bit of elevation. On the way back we spotted a couple of deers.

walking
1 month ago

Wonderful array of wildflowers along the trail in midApril. Great view to the Pacific on the coast side, and to the Bay on the upper loop. Moderate terrain, trail is well-maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful easy trail that has great variety of creek and water, to wide open meadows, and narrow pathways shaded by redwoods. Not suitable for children i’d say and best for hikers and mountain bikers.

hiking
2 months ago

The scenery is absolutely beautiful and it's a great moderately difficult hike, which in my opinion is perfect! therefore a 5/5

Beautiful, peaceful, views, shade, flowers, and wildlife.

Gorgeous and challenging!

on Russian Ridge Trail

hiking
3 months ago

We did Ridge trail and looped down on Hawkeyes trail to Ancient Oak Trail to Charquin and then ended on Ridge back to the parking lot. Took us 1.75 hours

hiking
3 months ago

Loved it. Mostly exposed trails, beautiful and quiet. Can watch the sunrise. However, the trails were not marked very well so got lost on the way back to the parking lot.

hiking
3 months ago

A relatively easy hike with good view of the mountains and bay. The signposts can be confusing. Highly recommend taking a map with you.

hiking
3 months ago

Really beautiful easy hike

Beautiful views of ocean and bay. Some sunny spots and some dark, oak-shaded spots. We had a nice picnic lunch by horseshoe lake, watching the mallards and koots.

Great hike, nice lakes and pleasant views. We took Butano Loop off Sunny Jim and signage didn’t point us towards Alpine Pond so we had to backtrack. Worth it as Alpine is peaceful and serene. Came back Ipiwa and the around Horseshoe. We logged a little over 5 miles.

Excellent views. Mostly open space surrounded by rolling hills. Parts are shaded in the forest. Incline is nicely varied with alternating ups and downs. Signs along the trail could be better so that people don't get lost at forks.

Awesome for families with kids

Holy cow. The views were gorgeous, the hike was tough without being exhausting, and while there’s quite a bit of human traffic in some areas there’s less if you go deeper. Best piece of advice IMO: do the whole thing stoned if you can. Sooo pretty. ;-) 9/10

Great place for hiking.

hiking
9 months ago

A moderately difficult hike through grasslands, rolling hills sporting a summer dry grass cover, occasional wildflowers through a MROSD maintained preserve.

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10 months ago

This trail was awesome to hit in the morning before work! You get a solid hike in but it doesn't take very long to complete and is not challenging. Also the trail was mostly shaded which was a big plus. There is an amazing opening where you can look out over the beautiful hills to the ocean which is about halfway.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail, mix of shade and direct sun. Not very crowded when I went on a sunny Friday afternoon (didn't see anyone on the trail, but did see a couple cars in the parking lot). Windy drive up to the parking lot, but roads were well-paved and well-trafficked.

on Russian Ridge Trail

11 months ago

Some very beautiful old oak trees, when I went it was very misty and slightly windy. Although once you get your heart rate going from hiking, it gets much warmer and the cool air is nice. The flowers were definitely worth it, so many poppies and other native California flowers. Not a huge incline, you are really just hiking multiple little hills. And these hills are comparable to the size of the ones you'd see on the side of the road when you're driving towards Tracy,Dublin, or Pleasanton. Just little rolling hills, so it's definitely a nice hike for a beginner.

hiking
11 months ago

I did this hike on a chilly windy morning. The gates for parking didnt opened till 7 am. So parked my car on roadside (hope that was ok). Trail had nice wildflowers and beautiful vast greenery. Easy trail and not much incline throughout. Good introduction for newbies.

hiking
11 months ago

We went to the summit where the cattle roam. It was ups and downs and an out and back trail. Worth it. Barely saw anyone.

on Long Ridge Loop

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This open space preserve is great. Beautiful views and not crowded at all. There's one killer uphill towards the beginning, but not a big deal. I would recommend going towards the morning when it's cooler so you don't have to deal with the summer heat. Check it out!

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Must do trail Ipiwa trail from Alpine Pond to Horseshoe lake, take the rim trail around Horse shoe, then return Sunny Jim trail to Butano trail to Sunny Jim trail back to alpine pond to trail head. About 3 miles, Do it with you family including kids. Not too bad, moderate, some moderate climb on return, look/beware for/of rattle snakes in the brush (We saw two) , spring wild flowers were awesome, can see the great Pacific ocean from the Ipiwa trail. Picnic Benches around both pond and lake rim and couple on trail

Monday, May 01, 2017

Beautiful views of the ridge, nice easy trail. Watch out for snakes in the grass

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Amazing views of both the bay and the ocean, a lot of wildflowers to admire, and an easy hike. Spring seems a great time, as flowers are in bloom and days not too hot yet.

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