Valley View Trail
ElevationAscent: 426' 130 m
Descent: -362' -110 m
High: 603' 184 m
Low: 177' 54 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“Moderate climb up flowery ridge with views of lush, steep hills in front of Montara Mountain.”— Lee Watts
Besides the flowers, I like the trail because of its views of Montara Mountain and the steep, deeply recessed slopes on the other side of valley. The slopes are densely covered with trees and bushes, giving them a rounded appearance. Especially when it is misty or partially covered with fog, the view reminds me of the scenery in some Chinese or South Asia pictures and paintings.
Whether you start from Oddstad Road or the park's main parking lot, the total minimum run is 2.2 miles. If you extend the run by going to the end of the Weiler Ranch Trail, it would be 3.0 miles. For those who want a longer hike or hill run, when combined with the Hazelnut Trail, the total route is 6.0 miles if you start from Oddstad Road and a little shorter if you start from the parking lot.
For a family outing, there are numerous picnic facilities about 100 yards away on the south side of the Weiler Ranch Trail, including picnic tables, barbecue pits, volley ball courts, horseshoe rings, restrooms and water. A short, self-guided nature trail starts from near there.
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Land Manager: San Mateo County Department of Parks