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Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

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Address: 22500 Cristo Rey Dr, Los Altos Hills, CA
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One of the Bay Area's Best Hiking Spots!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

One of the few amazing parks all over US where you can either hike, run, BBQ, play tennis, visit a farm and get lost in the wildness of nature. This is my regular running path and it feels so good to smell the eucalyptus leafs every single time. Wtahx out for the mount lions early in the morning and of... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Nice view as reward when you hiking up to the top of the hill. Some part of the path is a bit hilly but not very difficult

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Thank Sam T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I'm almost afraid to write this as parking on the weekend is already tough, but this is my favorite place to hike in the bay area. There are many different trails depending on how far you want to hike. There are a lot of trees, shade, and wildlife. I've gone here solo, with friends, and with small kids. It's an... More 

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Watch out for the poison oak, it is all around! There are several trails to choose from, most of them are easy to moderate. If you want a workout take the Highline Trail, it is a continuous ascent and will take you to the top of Black Mountain if you have 4 hours for the round trip. Wonderful views of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing place for a relaxing walk in the nature at a 5 min drive from Sunnyvale. Can get a bit crowded during the weekend...

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

In my 6 months stay in Bay Area, I have visited this place 4 times already. I simply love this place and nature at an offering..! There is picnic area and deer farm, which could be enjoyed by families and toddlers. There are various trails within reserve, Wild cat Trail and PG&E trail is quite famous. It around 4-6 miles.... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

It's a great place for nature lovers who hike on the 24 miles of hiking trails, enjoy the views and visit the zoo. Local residents bring their children to walk and visit the zoo. The zoo has pigs, goats and 1 cow. You also see visiting deer, turkeys and other birds and animals. On Dec 5 a mountain lion killed... More 

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Los Altos, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

If you want to do long distance trail or OCR training, this is the place to do it! Many trails going from sea level to ~2950 feet with breathtaking views and many trails to choose from. You definitely want to use a map as it's easy to get lost if you hike multiple trails. A must do while in Silicon... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

A few long trails. Some are uphill, and requires some good lungs! There is a tennis court 1/2 mile in on the north side on a trail and that one leads to the petting zoo as well. The trails uphill are long and it's best to do them in the early AM...when it's not so hot. It can get VERY... More 

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