Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

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).

17 days 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
2 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

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

6 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).

7 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.

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

8 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!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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

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.

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

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

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Simply amazing!

Friday, April 21, 2017

HIke was easy. A lot of people in the area so YYMV depending which trail you take. One thing to note, however, parking can be very limited.

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