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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.

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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.

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hiking
12 days 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.

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hiking
12 days ago

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.

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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!!!