Explore the most popular birding trails in Fremont Older Open Space Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

28 days ago

Good trail for a morning workout. Parked at Prospect road lot. Was very crowded when I arrived at 9.15am but luckily got a parking spot. Parking gets freer during later hours. Trail was well marked. Not shaded in quite a few places.

Fantastic trail for running before or after work with beautiful views during a good part of the loop. Most of it is wide and not technical, but you’ll share it with mountain bikers as well, so keep that in mind and be alert.

Went there with my dog. We arrived very early on a weekday so we had no trouble finding parking. Morning sun was not too hot so we were fine even though there’s not too much shade. We made a detour to Hunter’s Point and the view from there ‘s wonderful!

Great trail, good shade, moderate, good for dogs on short leash (shared with mountain bikers).

2 months ago

Not a bad trail, but not a lot of shade for pets and lots of bikers passing on a narrow trail.

We started at 6:45 am and got done before it became too hot. Good hike for starters - not much elevation. Distance may not be comfortable for kids or dogs.

Pretty exposed. No rest. Not much in the way of a view unless you like looking at Cupertino and spaceships.

great hike, limited parking

trail running
4 months ago

Nice short loop for trail running or hiking with older kids.

We enjoyed the hike. Enjoyed the views and single track hike. Lots of animals, birds and butterflies out. Forest got some love at Hunters point (not on but nearby the loop).

Great afternoon hike with the family

mountain biking
6 months ago

Rode half this trail which made for a fun adventure. Awesome views with vary nice people

Nice quick hike! We met a lot of families, dog walkers, some bikes, and even a couple of horses.

- lots of wildflowers
- not too long and not too hard to get to
- pretty nice views
- really small parking lot
- very little shade
- horse leavings

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

8 months 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).

9 months ago

Good morning walk. Parking is very limited.

10 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.

10 months ago

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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

Sunday, August 06, 2017

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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Sunday, August 06, 2017

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!

Monday, July 24, 2017

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
Saturday, May 13, 2017

great place to hike, mountain bike and run

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