New Year's Day Saratoga Hike

Let's get an active start to our new year! Lovely park with rolling hills and some tree cover here and there. This 5.7 mile hike has only 800 feet of total elevation gain (moderate difficulty). You’re welcome to bring your dog if you’d like. We’ll hike a figure 8, covering both the Seven Springs side and the Coyote/Tonyon side of the park, enjoying great views both from Hunter’s Point and Maisie’s Peak. If you aren't sure about the full distance, there's the option to do a shorter 3-mile hike, peeling off from the group after the first half of the figure 8 (a short walk back to the parking lot).
We’ll meet at the Prospect Road Parking lot at 9:30 AM.

The preserve entrance is on Prospect Road in Cupertino. Exit Highway 85 at De Anza Boulevard. (From northbound 85 turn left on De Anza Blvd. and from southbound 85 turn right on De Anza Blvd.) Travel on De Anza Blvd. (towards the mountains) about 0.5 miles. Turn right on Prospect Rd. At the first stop sign, turn left and cross the railroad tracks to remain on Prospect Rd. Follow Prospect Rd. for 1.3 miles, turning left after the Saratoga Country Club, until the preserve parking lot is reached. Limited parking, for approximately 15 cars, is available here.

Almaden Hiking Group assumes ABSOLUTELY NO responsibility, including but not limited to injury or loss of any kind/form due to the use of information, or participating in activities found on this group/site. By becoming the member of the Almaden Hiking Group, you agree to the terms and conditions of the group.


Individuals interested in carpooling may voluntarily do so. You are advised that the use of carpool system is voluntary and entirely at the discretion of participants. Almaden hiking group or the organizers assumes no responsibility. It is the responsibility of individuals participating in a carpool to notify their insurance provider of their intent to carry non-family passengers and to ensure that they have adequate coverage to protect both themselves and their passengers. It is the responsibility of the individual accepting a ride in a carpool to ensure that the driver of the vehicle has an acceptable driving record, is licensed accordingly and has adequate insurance to protect both driver and passengers. Almaden Hiking Group and organizers are no way responsible for verifying or certifying the reliability, driving ability or insurance status of drivers and participants using the system.

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I understand that during my participation in any Event or Activity organized by the Almaden Hiking Group, I may be exposed to risks include, but are not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death (“Injuries and Damages”). I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY the Almaden Hiking Group, its Organizers, event hosts and leaders from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, in any way connected with the Activity. I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS the Almaden Hiking Group and leaders from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while a participant on the Activity. I understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying me on the Activity.


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  • Patty J

    Today was fun - always enjoy hiking and getting to know people a little more each time we go out on the trails. A great group of people and a very nice start to the new year!

    January 1, 2014

  • Kay

    This is such a great group. Thanks, Patty and Shawn, for making another wonderful hike possible. Happy New Year to everyone!

    January 1, 2014

  • Graeme

    Great way to start off 2014 on a beautiful day for a hike. Thanks Patty & Shawn!
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    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Judy H.

    Enjoy it!

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the hike. Good people. Very glad I made it.

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Steve L

    Great hike! Friendly, congenial people, as always, and a good figure eight around the park. Thanks Patty

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Sara

    Happy New Year everyone. Sorry I can't make it to this hike. Kids are home for the holidays.

    December 31, 2013

  • Niola C

    Happy new year everyone

    December 31, 2013

  • Kelly

    Sorry...will be resting after rowdy family gathering to include 5 preteens

    December 31, 2013

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