VIT Hike: Upper La Honda Creek

View of Upper La Honda

Saturday, January 25 – Join us for a 4 to 5 mile VIT* hike in Upper La Honda Creek in Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, near Woodside. Great views of the ocean and rolling grasslands abound. 

*VIT = Very Important Trail. These are trails not currently open to the public, but the Ridge Trail has acquired special permission to enter.

Route Description: A casual hike through a rarely visited part of the preserve. Hike through redwoods, oaks and grasslands to a spectacular view out to the coast.  While much of the hike is relatively flat, there are a few very steep sections.

Meeting Location: Sent at registration.

Difficulty: Moderate

Miles: 4 – 5 Miles

Ascent: Approximately 900′

Time: 2 – 3 hours

Note on Fitness: Your safety starts with being honest about your fitness in accomplishing this hike within a reasonable time. If you don’t have recent experience accomplishing a hike of this distance and difficulty please consider joining us another time. There may be easier hikes through this area in the future 🙂

What to Bring:

    • Sturdy shoes for hiking
    • Day pack
    • 2 liters of water
    • Snacks / lunch
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Jacket

What is VIT?: 

VIT stands for “very important trail”. Our VIT outings take place on trails which are a part of future Bay Area Ridge Trail alignment, but not currently open to the general public and / or require special permits. We arrange the access, guides, and shuttle (as needed). While you get to feel like a VIP.

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