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Best trails in Rancho San Antonio County Park

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Looking for a great trail in Rancho San Antonio County Park, California? AllTrails has 25 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 17 moderate trails in Rancho San Antonio County Park ranging from 4.1 to 10.1 miles and from 370 to 2,811 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Rancho San Antonio County Park is a popular park in the South Bay Area that offers 29 miles of hiking, trail running, cycling, and equestrian trails that connect to the nearby San Antonio Ranch Open Space Preserve. Several challenging trails through this park lead to Black Mountain, whose summit is located in adjacent Monte Bello Open Space Preserve. The trail system goes through a variety of diverse environments including valleys, creeks, and ridges. The park is best suited for hiking and trail running. The PG&E Trail is a popular trail for runners. This trail stretches along rolling hills and electricity towers and provides a good cardio workout. Other popular trails include Wildcat Canyon Loop, Coyote Trail, Deer Hollow Farm Trail, which is great for kids, and the various trails that lead to Black Mountain, from Hidden Villa Trailhead and Rhus Ridge Trailhead. The park also provides opportunities for bikers and equestrians with cycling and equestrian trails and there is a large equestrian staging area. Bikes are only permitted on paved trails such as the Rancho San Antonio Trail. Horses are limited to the staging area the Coyote Trail, a;though horses are permitted on most trails within the Open Space Preserve. The South Meadow area adjacent to the staging area has a water trough for horses. The North Meadow area, across Permanente Creek from the parking area, has four tennis courts, a few picnic tables, and barbecues. Deer Hollow Farm, managed by the City of Mountain View, has farm animals, making it a great family activity. There are multiple parking lots in the park, however the parking lot can get crowded on weekends so it is best to get there early. Dogs are not allowed in the park. Hours: 8:00 a.m. – Sunset

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#1 - PG&E, Upper High Meadow, Wildcat, Rogue Valley and Coyote Loop
Rancho San Antonio County Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
Note: PG&E Trail is also called Steven Abbors Trail.Show more
#2 - Deer Hollow Farm Trail Loop
Rancho San Antonio County Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
NOTE: Some trails in this area are one-way only due to COVID-19. Enjoy a scenic and short walk out to the Deer Hollow Farm. Enjoy oak woodland and chaparral scrub along the way. This is an excellenShow more
#3 - Black Mountain via Rhus Ridge
Rancho San Antonio County Park
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 5 h 24 m
Note: The Black Mountain Trails can be CLOSED due to mountain lion sightings and encounters. Please check with the park page for more information. Starting at the little-known Rhus Ridge parking lot,Show more
#4 - PG&E, Wildcat and Coyote Trail Loop
Rancho San Antonio County Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
PG&E, Wildcat and Coyote Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cupertino, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilyShow more
#5 - Lower Meadow Trail to Farm Bypass Loop
Rancho San Antonio County Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Lower Meadow Trail to Farm Bypass Loop is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cupertino, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail oShow more
#6 - Black Mountain via PG&E, Quarry and Black Mountain Trail
Rancho San Antonio County Park
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 38 m
Black Mountain via PG&E, Quarry and Black Mountain Trail is a 11.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cupertino, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as diShow more
#7 - Rhus Ridge and Creek Trail Loop
Rancho San Antonio County Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
Rhus Ridge and Creek Trail Loop is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Los Altos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more
#8 - High Meadow Loop via Lower Meadow Trail
Rancho San Antonio County Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
High Meadow Loop via Lower Meadow Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cupertino, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and offersShow more
#9 - PG&E, Wilcat Loop, Lower Meadow Trail
Rancho San Antonio County Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
PG&E, Wilcat Loop, Lower Meadow Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cupertino, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nShow more
#10 - Wildcat Canyon Loop
Rancho San Antonio County Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
Escape the crowds and take in the sights on this loop at the popular park west of Cupertino. Upper Wildcat Canyon is one of the prettiest sections of the park. The trail also climbs to impressive vistShow more
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