Windy Hill Loop via Hamms Gulch Trail

5 reviews #1 hike out of 11 in
7.4 mi
Distance
3 hrs 52 min
Time
terrain
1,334 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate 7.5 mile loop trail to Windy Hill in Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, going up 3 miles mostly in the sun, coming down mostly in the shade.

This trail goes by Sausal Pond.

This trail can be cold and wet when there is heavy fog, so be aware of the weather.

Getting Started

Park in Windy Hills Parking Lot in 550 Portola Rd in Portola Valley. Start by taking Betsy Crowder Trail behind the bathrooms.
then head up on Spring Ridge Trail. Anniversary Trail and Lost Trail will take you acrodd until you get to Hamm's Gulch Trail to descent. You will end up back on Sprint Ridge Trail along Corte Madera Creek, but this time you want to head toward the parking lot on Portola Road and Sausal Pond instead of going back up on Spring Ridge Trail.
There is a bathroom also at the parking lot on Skyline Blvd close by Windy Hill which can come in handy.

Taking Children

5: Good for older children that can walk 7-8 miles with moderate uphills.



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    1 week, 2 days ago
    Great views from atop Windy Hill. Betsy Crowder Trail is one way outbound for Covid. I did not see other one-way trails.
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Windy hill loop
Go up hamm gulch, in trees
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