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Rhus Ridge and Creek Trail Loop

Los Altos Hills, California

6.3 mi / 1512 ft gain

Rhus Ridge and Chamise Trail

Los Altos Hills, California

10.1 mi / 1555 ft gain

Rhus Ridge Trail

Los Altos Hills, California

1.7 mi / 626 ft gain

Hike up Black Mountain (Rhus Ridge Trail)

Santa Clara County, California

9.8 mi / 2404 ft gain

Rhus Ridge to Mary Davey and Chamise Loop Trail

Los Altos Hills, California

2.6 mi / 751 ft gain

Meadowlark and Ohlone Trails Loop

Palo Alto, California

4.19 mi / 495 ft gain

Hike the Arastradero Preserve Loop

Palo Alto, California

3.0
4.5 mi / 600 ft gain

Arastradero Lake Via Juan Batista de Anza and Wild Rye Trails

Palo Alto, California

1.52 mi / 144 ft gain

Redtail Loop Trail to Arastradero Creek Trail Loop

Palo Alto, California

5.2 mi / 708 ft gain

Places to stay

Sunrise Point

Los Gatos, California

Sunrise Point

From $125 / night

Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

Pescadero, California

Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

Artemis

Santa Cruz, California

Artemis

From $100 / night

Aquatic Park Cove San Francisco Maritime Nhp

San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Cove San Francisco Maritime Nhp

From $10 / night

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

La Selva Beach, California

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

Bicentennial Campground

Sausalito, California

Bicentennial Campground

From $20 / night

Guides and stories

The Perfect Weekend Adventure at Big Basin State Park

The Perfect Weekend Adventure at Big Basin State Park

Benjamin Canevari

How to Eat Healthy on the Road

How to Eat Healthy on the Road

Noël Russell

10 Great Places To See Wildlife Near Santa Cruz

10 Great Places To See Wildlife Near Santa Cruz

Crystal Birns

4 Ways to Stay in Santa Cruz, California

4 Ways to Stay in Santa Cruz, California

Sara Sheehy

3 Ways to Fuel Your Days in Santa Cruz, California

3 Ways to Fuel Your Days in Santa Cruz, California

Sara Sheehy

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