Rancho San Antonio

RAIN CANCELLED. If you're like me and would rather hike than shop, or you need a break from the holiday madness, join me for a hike at Rancho. We don't hike here as a group very often due to the crowds, but winter is a good time to go.  I'm keeping the RSVP to 19 because MROSD does not issue permits for Rancho.

Hike Difficulty: Moderate, about 8 miles, I'm not sure on elevation, I'll guess about 1800'.

Hike Description: Short/steep climb to water tank; along pretty and slightly downhill Coyote Trail to Wildcat; Upper Wildcat loop to High Meadow Trail; Down to the Vista Point for snack/rest break; descend on Wildcat to Rouge Valley; through Deer Hollow Farm and back to the start.  Time about 3.5 to 4 hours.  Two opportunities to use the restroom by Deer Hollow Farm.

Meeting Spot:  Meet at the main parking lot, which is at the very end of the entry road, after you go the down the hill. If there is no parking in this lot, park in one of the other 4 lots you passed on the way in and walk back. Allow a few extra minutes to park.

Directions:  Exit Hwy. 280 at Foothill Expressway. After exiting from northbound, turn left, from southbound, turn right.  Turn right on Cristo Rey Drive, at the first stop light. follow the road, taking the second right out of the roundabout. Turn left into the park entrance. Stay on the main entry road all the way to the parking lot at the end.  It's the only lot that has a restroom.

Rain:  Heavy rain will cancel, light rain ok.  I'll post a heads up by 7 am Saturday morning.

Carpool: This hike is close in, so I'm not setting up a carpool, but feel free to leave comments to arrange a ride if you want.

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  • Mark

    Good choice, Lori... it is pouring at the coast! Hope to make a Ramblers hike soon....

    December 22, 2012

  • Mary H.

    I'll miss a good hike, but you're right, Lori, too wet. Happy Holidays to all!

    December 22, 2012

  • Margaret

    Happy Holidays

    December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for letting us know Lori. Happy Holidays to everyone!

    December 22, 2012

  • Lori T

    I think it wise to cancel. We had some thunder and lightning earlier and it's pretty darn wet. See you next time.

    December 22, 2012

  • Anne N

    I will miss this hike if it's raining.

    December 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If it's raining then I'll give this one a miss and won't do the dish at Stanford.

    December 21, 2012

  • Lori T

    Hi Everyone: check here at 7 am to see if hike is on or off. We could do Stanford Dish instead if rain heavy, if someone knows that route better than me.

    December 21, 2012

  • Mark

    Long drive for me, and long time since I've been out hiking with the group. Been doing some solo hiking. if its raining tomorrow morning, I'm out.

    December 21, 2012

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