PG&E, Upper High Meadow, Wildcat, Roque Valley and Coyote Loop

MODERATE 621 reviews

PG&E, Upper High Meadow, Wildcat, Roque Valley and Coyote Loop is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cupertino, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
26 days ago

Definitely a moderate to hard trail, more on the hard side given the elevation and distance . The entire loop is exactly 9.9miles (starting and ending at the entrance parking lot ) and we hiked it clockwise. The climb to the top is ~4.5 miles and elevation gain is around 400ft/mile and is a great workout (going Counterclockwise results in a relatively shallow climb but a steep descent which is very hard on the knees). Great Panoramic Views of the valley provide some respite in the climb. Bring lots of water. Overall, a great workout and an enjoyable hike

hiking
27 days ago

Surprisingly nice trail for a quick walk after work. Some decent elevation gain (especially towards the top going anti-clockwise) and good views.

I went in the evening and found anti-clockwise worked well - singletrack half of the way up and the majority in shade. Sections did have sun in the eyes so sunglasses recommended.

hiking
29 days ago

This hike should be categorized as hard due to the length and the elevation. It was quite difficult doing the full loop, but completely worth it. Absolutely gorgeous.

hiking
1 month ago

Felt like hard tho had lots of fun. Saw wild fox.

hiking
1 month ago

A enjoyable loop with elevation and more sun exposure in the first half (PG&E, Upper High Meadow)., There is a vista point at top with great scenery - a good spot to take a rest!
I completed the entire loop within 3-4 hours.

2 months ago

Completed the trail with my 9 year old. Was a beautiful experience. Lower wildcat loop trail was closed due to mountain lion sighting.

hiking
2 months ago

Sunny hike. Not a lot of elevation. My experience in the link below.
https://dheerajfavs.wordpress.com/2018/05/27/hiking-in-rancho-san-antonio-county-park/

hiking
3 months ago

This was my first hike after 7 years break. I could able to complete the hike. Nice scenic view in between the hike . Definitely will go again..

hiking
4 months ago

The PGE trail is a service road, not a trail, so be prepared for steep, exposed, and not real fun, but some good views. The high meadow trail is beautiful, definitely will do again. This loop is hot and exposed, bring plenty of water. Was so disappointed to see lots of food litter on the trail. Leave no trace, please!!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice moderate hike with lots of interesting wild flowers along the way. Scenic view of the valley. The Deer Hollow Farm at the end was a nice touch with all the baby goats and sheeps. Overall, great hike for family!

5 months ago

I love this trail — especially the animals, including my hiking buddy.

hiking
7 months ago

Decent hike but it was quite dry when I did it and not much shade. Only went out and back on PG&E and turned back at the peak. Pretty tough hike with a 6 month old.

Trail is good and lot of people will be hiking during weekends. I have been to this place twice and it’s worth to hike.

hiking
7 months ago

The Wildcat loop takes you into a pretty ravine with a babbling brook, then leads you to Deer Hollow farm with pigs and goats. It is aptly named, as five young deer were grazing right by the trail with no concern about humans. Nice hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice view.

walking
8 months ago

Amazing views of nature, wildlife, and even a small farm.

Plenty of parking with water fountains throughout trails.

8 months ago

lots of up and down. tiring but worth the effort

8 months ago

Great hike! Lots of great scenery and trees. I would do it again.

9 months ago

Great views

9 months ago

Make sure you get to the parking early. It fills up very fast

hiking
9 months ago

Shaded in some parts. Nice view of the bay and valley.

walking
9 months ago

10 months ago

This trail is great particularly because of it's length and convenience. Not super wooded so it can get hot.

hiking
10 months ago

One of my go-to challenging trails in San Antonio. Great views of the bay, well shaded for most of the trail.

11 months ago

Great trail.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Nice moderate hiking trail! Be aware , hiking with kids might be too difficult as half of the hike ( around 4.5 miles) going straight up hill.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Great workout, hot and dry conditions will test you. A favorite.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

good elevation. view is great.

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Awesome trail!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

nice place

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