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Los Trancos Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Altos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 452 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Views Wild flowers No dogs
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The San Andreas Fault runs nearly the length of the state. See it up close and personal. Most Bay Area residents have felt the earth move-quite literally. You probably know that the San Andreas Fault runs nearly the length of the state. But did you know that you can see the fault for yourself? As you follow the lines of posts that mark the various fault breaks in the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve, you can find out what's happening when you feel that temblor underfoot. You may be surprised to see some of the effects of earthquakes in this otherwise tranquil Santa Cruz Mountain spot.

Los Trancos Open Space Preserve, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 7 miles west of Highway 280 and 1 mile east of Skyline Boulevard on Page Mill Road No Fee Required Open from dawn until 1/2 hour after sunset No facilities, phone, or potable water nearby Pit toilet in the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve parking lot, across Page Mill Road 60 parking spaces in area, 1 handicapped space Trails not suitable for wheelchairs No dogs, bicycles, fires, smoking, or camping No horses on San Andreas Fault Trail

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Tiffany Bautista
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Very pretty and easy hike. Mostly through the woods so lots of shade. Their was a lot of bugs, but no bites it seems. I really enjoyed this one a lot.

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Sarah Pistorino
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Pretty easy beginner trail. Lots of shade!

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Atsushi Kasuya
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Mike Fourie
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great walk but at the end we saw the sign saying no dogs! so maybe remove the dog friendly tag.

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Jim Bahn
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This is a fairly easy trail with many short sections. A 3+ mile loop will only gain about 400' in elevation. A couple of nice views but mostly you're in a mixed forest. The San Andreas Fault trail, a loop, will take you by a fence which has shifted over 3' from the ground movement of the '06 quake. When leaving the trail head closest to Skyline, take the left hand route and you'll see the best view you will see while on the hike. This is a good hike for someone not looking for a lot of elevation gain. It's not flat by any means but probably one of the flattest hikes in an area with lots of hills. It gets 4 stars for being relatively flat and for the earthquake loop.

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Bill Holland
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Brett Fisher
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Ren Zac
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Alishia Natiello
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Maricia Scott
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Wayne Wu
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thomas tuchsherer
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Pavan Emani
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Dmytro Kulishenko
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Christopher Azoon
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Bridget O’Brien
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Andy Orion
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Helen Nuckolls
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Catherine Lyman
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Greg Ehmann
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Bruce DeWald
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Ellen Barker
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Morgan Ducey
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Jeff Needham
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Vladimir Chizhov
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Manuela Silveira
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Vida Martsolf
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Linda Calderon
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Ramy Asselin
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지원 김
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