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good trail to walk dogs

Great trail. Make sure to come early. Parking is very limited. Saw lots of wildlife.

Best trail I’ve been on in the area for wildlife- deer, wildcat, turkeys -amazing

hiking
1 month ago

Dry and muddy trail. It was fun hike. Nice weather. We had a great time there.

Very nice trail. It took us 1 hr 25 with our 3 kids (7, 9, 11).

hiking
2 months ago

Good morning walk. Parking is very limited.

This hiking trail is very easy to reach. Today I saw three coyotes passing in front of me about 100 feet away in the star ridge trail. it's amazing to see these wild animals but also a little bit surprised as star ridge trail is surrounded by prestigous houses and city streets. A hiker later I met in star ridge trail told me he saw coyotes in this part of trail too.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is a little unusual than most other trails. First of all it wanders through prestigious Saratoga hill mansions. Then few sections connect with city streets that need help of GPS to walk city street to next section of trail. One branch of trail walks along the Saratoga country club that gives you beautiful lush green view. Also the initial segment has a very steep slope that takes about 7 to 11 minutes of climb. You can also visit Wedding trail which gives you gorgeous vineyard view of Garrod farm. I also ran into three horseback riders on the intersection of Toyon and Bay view trail. Overall all, this trail along with other neighbor trails provide many surprises.

easy trail. parking is limited on weekends. view of South Bay.

hiking
2 months ago

Good leisurely 2-3 hr hike in the morning to wake up.

Great hike. The first part is uphill for some time but it is worth it for the view!

Adding the short segment in Fremont Older Preserve to the summit of Nob Hill (1140') will make this hike in Parker Ranch that much more enjoyable. The moderately difficult hike is through dirt trails much of the way. The steep hill in the beginning (gaining 250' in about 2/10 of a mile) will get your heart rate pumped up.

Detailed Blog (Nob Hill extension in the end): http://shompens.com/canvas/1467338740841

From the main parking lot, we added a side trip to Rainbow Knoll and back to complement the popular Seven Springs Loop & Hunter's Point. This is a moderately tough hike, best experienced in spring and fall or cool summer days. Trails will be muddy in winter.

Detailed Blog: http://shompens.com/canvas/1466440720833

hiking
6 months ago

Popular with locals, Parker Ranch Trail in Saratoga can offer a respectable workout, nice views of the city scape and an alternate entry point into Fremont Older Preserve. Our 4 mile hike includes a loop in a minor variation of the featured hike.

Detailed Blog: http://shompens.com/canvas/1467338740841

Fremont Older is a popular hiking and mountain biking destination. The dog friendly (dogs-on-leash) location offers very nice views of Stanford, the peninsula portion of the SF Bay from Hunter's point and along the way. We had done a very small variation of this 6.1 mile loop, stopping by both Hunter's Pt and Maisie's Peak and skirting Nob Hill by Garrod Farms.

Detailed Blog: http://shompens.com/canvas/1466440720833

Nice short hike to get your heart beat up. Views are good too!

Fun hike in the morning with a bunch of other friendly hikers/bikers. Saw an abundance of deer and lizards scattered across the trail. Be careful as both sides of the trail has poison oak that is prominent throughout the trail. Very fun!!!

trail running
9 months ago

great place to hike, mountain bike and run

hiking
9 months ago

Simply amazing!

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