Coyote and Wildcat Loop Trails

MODERATE 190 reviews

Coyote and Wildcat Loop Trails is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cupertino, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

3.8 miles
374 feet


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



no dogs

Enjoy a pleasant loop trail and climb up to Vista Point for stunning views looking over the entire Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. Take the Upper High Meadow Trail to Vista Point then return via the PG&E Trail

1 month ago

Relative flat trail to enjoy nature with deers roaming, woodpeckers chipping and wild turkeys!

3 months ago

very nice at the first half, but less shady at the second half. The farm is interesting, but quiet stinky.

4 months ago

Nice trail

4 months ago

My favorite hiking running walking trail at Rancho. Ran this trail with a off-road jpg stroller for years. Walked it with my kids. Team with a running group. Hiked it alone or with friends. Beautiful. Great forest feel yet right in there city.

Sometimes there stream is running.

Always a great placed to be.

9 months ago

Great hike!

9 months ago

The entrance and the first Mile or so are very family heavy to get to the farm. but then you can pick a trail and the crowds dissipate. The hike to the vista point is moderate to hard depending on your fitness level.

11 months ago

This is a good trail that I would rate as 'moderate' rather than 'hard'. Heavily used during weekends and holidays. It can have a few slippery spots during/after heavy rains.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Absolutely beautiful trail! It's so nice because you feel so far away from the city. All sorts of birds, squirrels and deer roaming around. Nice vista points. I personally would rate this trail as moderate, rather than difficult. It's on the longer side (depending on which loops you choose) but it's not anything that new hikers/children couldn't do.

My only complaint is that it is a very heavily trafficked trail (however, I went on a Sunday morning)

Overall, 5/5!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Great hike with beautiful views

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Very beautiful! Got to see lots of amazing animals and plants!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I walk this trail several times a month. I like the hills and the wildlife

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

worth trying

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Nice trail; not too tough, but lots of people! Worthy views if you go on a clear day.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Great trail

Saturday, September 05, 2015

A lot of incline. Challenging, if you're not in shape. Some shade.

Monday, July 13, 2015

* PG&E trail: By far, this trail is the toughest and steepest of the three, though it is wider than the other two. A nice shade by trees in parts. This trail provides a lot of vista points for views of the valley below and beyond. You can see the bay water.
* Wildcat Loop trail: Single-lane trail, completely shaded. Almost no incline. Seems to be a very popular trail; there was more traffic here than on the other two trails. No vistas from this trail because this is at the bottom of the hill.
* Coyote trail: Single-lane trail, completely shaded. There is a bit of incline before it joins the PG&E trail.

An elevation gain of 928 feet, as reported by Garmin.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

PG&E trail was pretty tough for me but definitely worth it!! Next time I will go all the way up!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

This is a nice walk. It's primarily a fire road that makes for easy walking. The first couple of miles climb about 700 feet, so be prepared to work from the start. Once you get to Wildcat and Coyote, things become more single track trail and are mostly downhill. Don't forget to stop for some breathtaking views of the valley at around 2 mi.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

For practicing half-dome, we trained on PG& E to Black Mountain via Quarry trail; round trip of 13 miles with elevation gain of 2500 feet.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Quick moderate hike with nice views.

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