One of the perks of living at Flats West and The Flats luxury communities is the unbeatable location—you’re right in the heart of Silicon Valley. This is where lifestyle meets location! And when you’re ready for some outdoor adventures, there are plenty of hiking trails in Silicon Valley just waiting to be explored. Why not plan a hiking trip with friends or your four-legged fur baby—it’s a great time of year to get outside and discover your new favorite hiking trail. Check out these fantastic options!
The Black Mountain Trail
Get ready for a challenging 10-mile hike that provides outstanding views overlooking the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. The trail is very well maintained, wooded, and popular among hikers of all ages. It’s an excellent choice during the winter as it doesn’t get muddy. It starts off level and as it snakes around a canyon, it will begin to narrow and steepen gradually. You’ll be surrounded by oak and bay laurel and ferns—and experience the power of nature to calm and relax you as you breathe in deeply. Be sure to bring plenty of water (especially in the summer when it gets very hot) and snacks to give you enough fuel to finish this long hike.
The Zinfandel Trail is the perfect hike for when you’re short on time but want to get those steps in. It’s a beautiful trail with a mix of sun and shaded areas; it is 4.1 miles roundtrip with an elevation of 633 feet, providing great views. Not only is it popular with hikers and runners, but bird-watchers and nature lovers flock to the trail. There’s a picnic area and restrooms—and as the name suggests—a winery and tasting room at Picchetti Winery. An invigorating hike, picnic, and wine tasting. What’s not to love?
The Stephen E. Abbors Trail
The Stephen E. Abbors Trail is an 8.3-mile loop that offers contrasting scenery—from grassland and wildflowers to streams and forests. You can access the trailhead at the eastern end of the Rancho San Antonio Preserve. Depending on your mood and trekking goals, you can adjust the level of challenge to this hike by connecting to the Coyote Loop Trail and the Rogue Valley Trail. Your effort will be rewarded with sweeping views of Santa Clara Valley and beyond.
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