5 Mile Walk on Beautiful Rancho San Antonio Trails, Sat, Aug 23, 10 AM

Rancho San Antonio is situated in the 3,800-acre Open Space Preserve, combined with the adjoining 165-acre County Park, which offers visitors a unique experience with a sampling of diverse environments and a variety of activities. A highlight of the preserve is Deer Hollow Farm, a working farm with a cow, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, other animals, and an organic garden as well as numerous turn-of-the-century ranch buildings.   

For additional info on the park, go to: http://www.openspace.org/preserves/pr_rancho_san_antonio.asp 

HOW TO GET THERE: From I-280, north or south, take the Foothill Boulevard exit and proceed south on Foothill Boulevard approximately 0.2-mile to Cristo Rey Drive. Turn right on Cristo Rey Drive, continue for about 1 mile, veer right around the traffic circle, and turn left into the County Park entrance. There are several parking lots, but for this walk, you'd want to stay on Rancho San Antonio Service Rd, and drive to the parking lot with a restroom. 

Meetup Location: We'll meet in front of the restroom  at County Park's parking area (indicated by a red arrow in the pic below; also see the Google map for driving instructions) facing the trail head rather than the lawn area on the opposite side.  Your host Mikiko will be there wearing a Meetup badge and a green hat.

Our walk: First. we'll take the flat trail from the parking lot to the farm area, then depending how the participants feel, we can venture up the hills a little bit to gain some elevation. We'll keep our walk relatively mild in elevation gain (less than 300 ft), about 5 miles or less total, approx. 2 hours or less.  Some parts of the trail are shaded by the trees and some parts are exposed.  So make sure to bring the sun protection.  This walk is co-listed with the South Bay Walking Meetup Group.

Bring water, sun screen, and layer of clothing. Your furry friends need to stay home as this park includes equestrian trails.

After the hike, we can go to optional lunch at Alotta’s Delicatessen on Grant Rd, Los Altos, or someplace in downtown Los Altos.

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  • Sue E

    Sorry I missed this fun hike. Woke up and my back was sore. Hope we have some more short walks in the trees.

    August 23

    • Mikiko

      Hope your back gets better soon so you can join our next walk.

      August 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was great fun! Let's do more walks/hikes!

    1 · August 23

    • Mikiko

      Nancy gave me a great idea for a nice outing, so we'll work on it.

      August 24

  • Patricia

    I am sorry ! I signed up for this interesting hike at the last minute & realized that I cannot make it in time from the eastbay! So sorry! I look forward to joining in for future activities!

    August 23

    • Patricia

      It sounds like everyone had a good time ! Sorry I missed it!

      August 23

    • Patricia

      Would love to join you sometime! Thanks for the nice response Mikiko!

      August 23

  • Belinda

    Wow Mikiko, awesome day. Beautiful trail, friendly people, and an impromptu guitar concert and sing-a-long courtesy of Gary. Fun day!

    August 23

  • Belinda

    Wow Mikiko, awesome day. Beautiful trail, friendly people, and an impromptu guitar concert and sing-a-long courtesy of Gary. Fun day!

    August 23

  • jeff b.

    enjoyable outing with nice friends

    1 · August 23

  • jeff b.

    enjoyable outing with nice friends

    August 23

  • Mikiko

    This is one of the funnest walk/hike I've ever done with this group. Thank you all for coming!! Gary, thank you so much for playing the music for us at the end of the hike!!

    1 · August 23

  • Nancy

    The pace was perfect; not too strenuous so it provided the opportunity for us to talk while we walked

    1 · August 23

  • Joyce H.

    Sorry I need to change to not coming!

    August 22

  • Christopher D

    Looks like dogs are not allowed. Horses and Wild turkeys are.

    http://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Pages/RanchoSanAntonio.aspx

    August 22

    • Audrey S.

      Yes well then at least the owner complies as a wild turkey :)

      August 22

  • Audrey S.

    Hi all; I am thinking to bring my dog ( on leash of course) to the San Antonio walk. Is this ok with park rules and the meet up??

    August 22

    • Mikiko

      As in the description, unfortunately all the furry friends except for the horses need to stay home for this walk.

      August 22

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