wild flowers

trail running


no dogs


nature trips


Rancho San Antonio County Park offers good hiking and trail running. Several challenging trails through this park lead to Black Mountain, whose summit is located in adjacent Monte Bello Open Space Preserve.

Nice moderate hiking trail! Be aware , hiking with kids might be too difficult as half of the hike ( around 4.5 miles) going straight up hill.

Aim for 2.5-3 hours to hike up and 1.5-2 hours to come back down. That means start early morning because it can get pretty hot. It's strenuous, it's not crowded and it's worth it. First and last mile are the ones to save energy for.

7 days ago

A nice route if you feel like a stiff climb. The first mile and last mile are especially fun. And all uphill, so if you get aggressive and push too hard, you can just turn around and coast back down.

8 days ago