Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in Sanborn County Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice flat stroll through the forest at Sanborn County Park. Great for walking the dogs. Note there is very little parking at the Sanborn Rd trailhead.

19 days ago

Okay hike. Pretty steep with some shade here and there. Consistent incline throughout the whole thing.

Decent hike. Lots of inclines for a good workout. Saw some deer and butterflies, but not many views. Lots of shade though so good on a hot day.

Nice shade throughout. Beautiful change in climate and landscape between Sanborn and Castle Rock. Very hard hike but one of my favorites. Exhausted at the end of it.

We hiked twice in the last two weeks. First time we stopped at Skyline, because the mist was getting heavier; The second time we were sort of lost as the sign wasn’t quite clear after Skyline. There were many bugs flying around and it was not pleasant at all. We hiked 14.5 miles but only gained 2700 ft of elevation. We liked the first part, the bugs could be due to the hot and humidity.

hiking
2 months ago

pretty consistent incline, but perfect for heartrate.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful and moderate forest trail with plenty of nature features to check out.

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyed the sanborn trail!

trail running
3 months ago

Good elevation, running through the red woods is always fun. First quarter mile a little trickier to navigate due to lack of signage and it being my first time on this route. Fog was rolling over the mountains today for a nice tree rain at the top. $6 parking fee if you want to park inside the park.

hiking
3 months ago

It was challenging on the way up pretty steep the first few miles. Not the best marked but not difficult to navigate. I will definitely be back.

Good hike even in hot weather as 80% of it is in the shade. We really enjoyed the workout and the views. Not crowded at all. Definitely recommend for trail running and for local summer hiking. It took us 6 hours to complete. Download the map - it gets confusing sometimes.

great hike

This is a good option for when Castle is too crowded

Very good!!

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty and challenging not waterfall though

Sanborn was pretty with all the trees but kind of boring honestly. Once we crossed over to the castle Rock side on the Saratoga gap trail it was gorgeous! Make sure you've downloaded the map because some of the intersections aren't very well marked.

Closed off right now about a mile from the trailhead. We were going to walk up and hike it anyways, by someone was guarding the trailhead and told us no. There’s a side trail that you can do on the left, but we decided to find a different hike.

Sanborn Park is nicely shaded while part of trails in Castle Rock Park offers great view.

walking
7 months ago

Going up through the walk in campground to the Peterson trail and back is doable with a stroller

Love the trees

We do this loop several times a year. A great workout, and very beautiful.

9 months ago

Beautiful forested trail. A bit steeper than description describes. The trail in a few places has some trees and rocks that you have to hope over.

10 months ago

Short and sweet trail. Mostly tree-covered trail with some moderate inclines and declines. Good place to hike for 1.5 - 2 hour. Trail head is a 10min ride from Saratoga Main Street.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Could be signed better

This was one for the books. It was very hard, lots of elevation and luckily it wasn't too hot of a day! Great single track for most of it, some fire road, super exhausting!

Long and strenuous trail. In fact two trails combined into one.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Paved but moderately steep incline from the parking lots. Small waterfalls and beautiful redwoods.

hiking
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Very shaded, low traffic and at times narrow trail. Peaceful hike through the woods, including some redwoods! Didn't really get to a scenic summit but went 8 miles total by taking a different loop down.

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lots of redwoods. Beautiful streams full of water right now. Perfect for summer hiking.

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