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Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

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Nice walk

We took a walk at the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve on the 4th of July. Lots of others had the... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
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Beautiful trails

We got there about 11 on a Saturday and was not too crowded. It was hot so we chose the more... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Sabrena L
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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Skyline Boulevard , 2.3 miles south of Highway 84, Los Altos, CA
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We took a walk at the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve on the 4th of July. Lots of others had the same idea. It was a pleasant walk and there was lots to see which kept our 4 year old entertained. Great way to get...More

Thank ADolores
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We got there about 11 on a Saturday and was not too crowded. It was hot so we chose the more shaded routes. There are a variety of trails and our route combination was approximately 10 miles. Depending on ability, routes can be adjusted.

Thank Sabrena L
Reviewed 21 April 2018

It is windy but the view is beautiful and the trail isn't too steep. We were there in the spring so everything was very green. The day we hiked was a very clear day so there was a clear view of the city.Would like to...More

Thank cduffy51
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Windy hill is a nice dog friendly {On leash only} place to hike in Portola Valley. The trail runs from the parking lot on Alpine road all the way up to Skyline boulevard. There is about a 2 mile loop that I hike with my...More

Thank George R
Reviewed 10 November 2017

It's about 5 miles up and 5 miles back. You can go through a forest or open woodland. It is better to go spring, fall and winter. Summers can be blazigly hot.

Thank rdwarriorcal
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Where to start... we love this trail. The scenery never disappoints. This trail invites you to follow along gladly bringing you into breathtaking parts of this quaint trail. When the clouds are low the trees are loaded with dew that then drop on your head...More

Thank 1khearty
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There are several great things about the hikes at Windy Hill. First, you have the choice of a fully-shaded and beautiful hiking loop for hot days by doing the Razorback Ridge to Lost Trail to Hamm's Gulch hike (about 9 mile loop). Or you can...More

1  Thank ChessHiker
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Easy to difficult. Sunny and shady. Good views at the top. Dogs on leash okay. Here are the rest of the characters to get to 100

Thank mock2six
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We prefer to start at the base, take the steep climb up and then meander down. We take the dog (allowed on leash) ... she loves the place. The uphill is exposed to the sun, so best done early.

Thank bebusby
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Tremendous panoramic views you can enjoy on wide enough trails for hikers and equestrians. My favorite is the Windy Hills summit trail. A nearly 7 mile Roundtree that gains nearly 1500 feet. I would rate it difficult solely because the need for carrying your own...More

1  Thank David O
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