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Best trails in Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

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Looking for a great trail in Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, California? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, wildlife trails, dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Monte Bello Open Space Preserve ranging from 2.8 to 10.9 miles and from 2,204 to 2,814 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Hours: half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset

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Map of trails in Monte Bello Open Space Preserve
Park information
Acreage:
3436 acres
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Top trails (6)
#1 - Monte Bello Preserve Loop
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
NOTE: Bikes are not allowed on this trail, Stevens Creek Nature Trail is only open to hiking. Monte Bello Preserve Loop is a moderate to difficult loop through Monte Bello Open Space Preserve and a pShow more
#2 - Monte Bello Black Mountain Loop
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
This loop starts at the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve parking lot and takes the shortest path to Black Mountain, with nice views of the area on Bella Vista Trail. The return path goes down to StevenShow more
#3 - Stevens Creek Nature Trail Loop
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Stevens Creek Nature Trail Loop is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Altos, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#4 - Black Mountain via Old Ranch, Bella Vista and Canyon Trail
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
Black Mountain via Old Ranch, Bella Vista and Canyon Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Altos, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is ratedShow more
#5 - Loop Through Monte Bello, Skyline Ridge, Russian Ridge, and Coal Creek
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 5 h 43 m
[White Oak Trail and Skid Road are CLOSED to bicycles and equestrians.] This hike passes through 4 different Mid-peninsula open space preserves. Monte Bello, Skyline Ridge, Russian Ridge, and Coal CrShow more
#6 - Stevens Creek Nature Trail to White Oak Trail Loop
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Stevens Creek Nature Trail to White Oak Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cupertino, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate aShow more