Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve Loop Trail

MODERATE 93 reviews

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve Loop Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cupertino, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

8.3 miles 1866 feet Loop

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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hiking
1 month ago

Good training hike trail but a bit too busy. Good views of Bay Area but not really my favorite. There are better hikes like monte bello.

trail running
1 month ago

Great for running!!

hiking
2 months ago

The trails are heavily trafficked during the weekends. Parking is also a challenge if you don't arrive early enough (before or around sunrise). I had an Asian woman behind me on the trail and she kept on Facetime-ing, loudly, for a good 10-15 minutes before I finally managed to shake her off by picking up the pace.
The trails are dusty, but shaded almost 50% of the way. Change in elevation can be pretty steep for some, but the views from vantage points at the top are pretty amazing. Overall, the landscape is all about the undulating hills, the flora and a few deers representing fauna.
Do put on sunscreen and feel free to ditch your hiking shoes/boots for something as light as a running shoe.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Wide open spaces with not much traffic during the week. Did it mid afternoon on a weds. Some pretty good climbs to stretch your legs out. Not much cover to stay out of the sun.

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3 months ago

Great place with an awesome view and a variety of wildlife.

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
4 months ago

My favorite training hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Great place, many ups and downs, pretty strenuous in the heat of the day.

4 months ago