Closest street address to PG&E Trail
22500 Cristo Rey Dr
Los Altos, CA 94022
About the trail
PG&E Trail is a ~7.5 mi loop hike in Los Altos, CA. PG&E Trail was pretty busy during our visit, and people were primarily walking (although there were people running on this trail too). Overall, the terrain was not really challenging, and effort-wise was pretty easy (but mostly uphill for the first half). It’s definitely a great hike for fitness. There are opportunities to modify the route to create a longer or shorter distance depending on what you’re looking for.
How to locate PG&E Trail within Rancho San Antonio County Park
Finding the trail is pretty straightforward. Enter the parking lot and look for the trailhead markings.
How to prepare to hike PG&E Trail
Make sure to bring shoes that can be worn in dry environments. The trail is a mix of shaded and un-shaded area, but sunscreen is always recommended (although shade may provide some cover). Bring plenty of water. It’s advisable to print a map of the trail before heading out, although this trail is pretty straightforward.
Other pieces of advice
- The trailhead gives way to an almost immediate climb to multiple routes that either twist around a picturesque ridge or ascend further into the tree-lined mountainside.
- While this is a nice place for a quick jog (the trail was busy with hikers and joggers, even at dusk) during lunch or after work, it wouldn’t be my first pick. Beyond well-manicured trails and the occasional overlook, there are more serene and scenic Open Space Preserves in the area such as Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve.