Best trails in Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve

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Explore the most popular trails in Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description
Park Features: This park is a small oasis in the midst of an urban area. It offers a quiet and welcome respite from the city. The grassland preserve, with scattered oak savanna, supports wildlife ranging from Western bluebirds, and gray fox, to Pacific tree frogs. Once home to the Bay Miwok native peoples, the lands were later used for grazing and farming by local settlers who established the Sycamore Valley as a highly productive agricultural region. Park Hours: between 5am and 10pm unless otherwise posted Fees: No fee
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Map of trails in Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve
Park information
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Top trails (4)
#1 - Shady Slope, Short Ridge and Sand Hill Trail
Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Trail Highlights: This hike takes place in the Short Ridge section of the park. Though short, this trail is quite steep in sections. It is also almost entirely exposed to the sun. Bring water and be pShow more
#2 - Sand Hill and Short Ridge Trail Loop
Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Sand Hill and Short Ridge Trail Loop is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Danville, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primShow more
#3 - Sand Hill Trail
Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 44 m
Sand Hill Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Danville, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilyShow more
#4 - Sand Hill, Short Ridge, Tatcan, Shady Slope Loop
Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
As of April 2020, part of the trail that goes through the tatcan trail is closed. Park at the end of Holbrook. Head up Sand Hill Trail, right on Short Ridge Trail, left just after fence to connect tShow more