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Nice, quiet spot for a hike

Great for a quick hike (1 hour total) or a longer hike. Very tranquil, nice open pathway that... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Great hiking trails amongst beautiful trees and scenery

Great designated hiking trails with beautiful views. This is a wonderful place to spend an... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2017
Sharon L
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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Great designated hiking trails with beautiful views. This is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon enjoying the ecosystem of the Bay Area.

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

I could use a better map. It most likely me but I get lost a lot. Take kids but keep their bikes on the paths you do not want to run over a poor little snake. Stay on paths and you will have no problems. It has a great area and people flying planes and drones. I recommend this park highly never gets old.

Thank Steffeny
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

This is a beautiful place for hikes, picnics, runs, bike rides with family and friends, weekends and weekdays. Hide up to Vista Point from the many trails options, and see a great view of the valley. Even SF and Oakland are visible on a clear day. You can see deer, squirrels, lizards, rabbits, snakes, turkeys, and bluejays. Bobcats and mountain lions have also been sighted. The farm is great-pigs, goats, cows, herbs, flowers. This place is on my favorites list. Parking can be hard but with patience, you can get a space.

Thank magicraider
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

Rancho San Antonio is a true hiker’s paradise right in the center of the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley! It’s huge, just under 4,000 acres with 24 miles of hiking trails. The Open Space Preserve supplies a detailed map of all the trails, get a paper map at trail heads or PDF on website (paper map larger). You can hike an individual trail or combine a few to form loops of various lengths. Most trails are people-only, but there are some that allow bikes and horses (I avoid those – marked on map). There are 3 or 4 places where you can begin your hikes (parking can be a challenge on weekends, but weekdays are easy). I usually park at the end of Mora Drive, which gives you access to multiple trails. Trails vary in challenge. An easy beginner’s loop is the Rogue Valley trail, about 3 miles. If I want more of a challenge, the Chamise Trail is good, about 5 miles out and back and takes you through the Duveneck pasture, a quiet tranquil (400 foot elevation gain). The PG&E Trail is challenging, 4 miles with a 1,600 ft elevation gain. Wildcat Canyon is a good trail, shaded mostly, and brings you back to the Deer Hollow Farm where they keep some animals. Black Mountain is the most challenging, another 1,800 feet in elevation gain after you get to the end of the Chamise trail! Be in good hiking shape and take your time! Take lots of water with you on hot days! Don’t step on the lizards! (Western Swifts are everywhere);’

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Reviewed February 25, 2017

I have been hiking in the Bay Area for years and Rancho San Antonio remains my #1 place to hike. They have 3 parking areas but they can fill up on weekends and holidays causing you to have to wait for people to leave. There are a number of trail options but hiking to the top via the PG&E trail gives you the best workout and the best view. The trail has a good amount of shade so even on the warmest days you will get some relief. If you hike early enough you might see some deer and wild turkeys. There are always a good number of people there so you won’t feel as though you are out in the wilderness by yourself.

Thank Fred L
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