Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

mountain biking
8 hours ago

Excellent trail for biking. I'm still working myself into shape (and I'm no spring chicken) so I struggled a bit but made it up to the peak. Intermediate and advanced riders will cruise up. Killer view. Very, very fun cruise down. Will definitely do again soon but I will bring bug spray for the climb.

trail running
6 days 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
15 days 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.

hiking
19 days ago

It’s a fire road trail so it’s nice and wide with nice views of the redwoods. Not much to see till the end. Mainly mountain biking was seen on the trail.

great hike

hiking
25 days ago

Steep (10+% grade) for first 2 miles, ease up on rest. Peak is a non-event. Trail almost completely shaded. Great hike!

Very good!!

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty and challenging not waterfall though

Most of the people were met were actually riding bicycles, looks like a tough bike trail. From hiking point of view, it's a moderate trail, mostly inside forest with one spectacular vista point overlooking Silicon Valley. It's pretty wet, so waterproof hiking boots are nice to have. Limited parking. Only one portable toilet at the trailhead. No water.

trail running
2 months ago

Had a blast running this yesterday. The elevation seems off though my Garmin clocked it at 2,082” in elevation gain.
It’s a beautiful trail to run either way.

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.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Nice moderate/easy climb to the top. Trail is shaded the entire length. Downhill is fast with good flow. Busy on the weekends, so watch for hikers and other bikers heading up/down.

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

walking
4 months ago

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

Love the trees

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

The short part of the trail to Summit Rock was open today and provided beautiful views of the bay area. We learned that this part of the trail is normally only open from October to late January.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Very impressed with this trail. Takes a good amount of work to get to the top (had to hike my bike for a few spots) but the way down is worth it!

Hiked with a three year old and an infant in a stroller.

hiking
5 months ago

Good quick nearby trail from San Jose. Great with the dog. Bad part was the actual trail to summit rock was closed. No views.

6 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.

7 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.

Entrance to trail was hard to find. It is across the street from the Castle Rock Park. Parking was convenient, located right in front of Castle Rock Park. Recommend bug spray. A lot of bugs in your face first half of the trail

Could be signed better

Awesome short intense hike. Peaceful even with the sounds of guns firing.

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!

Summit Rock closed

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