Hillsbrad Foothills is a zone on the continent of Eastern Kingdoms in the World of Warcraft game. The zone has a plains environmental feel to it. . Hillsbrad Foothills has quests for players leveled 20-30. The area is controlled by the Horde and should be avoided by the Alliance. There are no dungeons or raids located in this zone.
Hillsbrad Foothills is a zone which was once controlled by the Alliance but the Forsaken ransacked the area and are now in control of whole of the zone. At first, the Horde controlled Tauren Mills then they attacked and destroyed Southshore on the coast.
In the north west area of the zone is the original location of Dalaran, now just a crater after the warlocks and mages of Kirin Tor took the city to the air. In the beginning, the area was in accessible, now it is possible to go into the crater.
It is possible to travel back into the past and see what the dungeon looks like through the instance, Old Hillsbrad Foothills - Escape from Durnhold Keep. The escape refers to helping Thrall, the Orc shaman escaping from his human prison and escaping to Tarren Mills when it was a human settlement.
The area in the north, Ruins of Alterac is a snowy area which is overrun by Ogres. During Winterveil, the Azeroth equivalence to Christmas season, there are quest in this area. The river in the middle leads to Chillwinds, a small Alliance village in Western Plaguelands which saves you from going through Silverpine Forest to get to.
There is a PVP instance, Tarren Mill vs. Southshore that allows you to fight for your faction against the other. It takes you back to when the Horde only had Tarren Mill.