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Best trails in Portola Valley

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Looking for a great trail near Portola Valley, California? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park or San Bruno Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like West Waddell Creek State Wilderness or Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Portola Valley ranging from 1.8 to 9.5 miles and from 492 to 2,217 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Portola Valley
Top trails (23)
#1 - Redwood and Salamander Flat
Wunderlich County Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Note: Dogs and bikes are NOT allowed on this trail. Hike to the Redwood Flat and Salamander Flat junctions on this pleasant loop trail through the beautiful redwoods of Wunderlich County Park. Take the Bear Gulch Trail to the Redwood Trail.Show more
#2 - Arroyo, Old Spanish and Toyon Trail
Coal Mine Ridge Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
#3 - Toyon Trail, Old Spanish Trail and Coal Mine Ridge Loop
Coal Mine Ridge Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
#4 - Toyon Trail and Coal Mine Ridge Loop
Coal Mine Ridge Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
#5 - Gordon Mill to Timberview to Virginia Mill and Lawrence Creek Loop
El Corte De Madera Creek Open Space Preserve
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 7 h 46 m
#6 - Toyon Trail and Fire Road Loop
Coal Mine Ridge Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 44 m
#7 - Toyon Trail
Coal Mine Ridge Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
#8 - Alpine Road, Sweet Springs, and Deer Path Loop
Portola Valley, California
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#9 - Portola Valley Ranch Trails
Portola Valley, California
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
#10 - Los Trancos Loop
Los Trancos Preserve
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
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