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Hike with me at Picchetti Ranch

Join me for this five mile hike with 800 feet elevation gain in Cupertino.  We will be going at a brisk pace down to the creek at the end of the trail. 
We will have a bit of a rest at this scenic spot along the creek.  Pit toilets are available by the creek.  This is an out and back hike, so we will go
back along the trail we went down, with a possible extra credit loop on the way
back if the group desires it. 

Peacocks can be seen at the ranch, and
picturesque views can be seen along the trail. 

DIRECTIONS: Exit Foothill Expressway from
Highway 280, travel 3.5 miles southwest
(toward the mountains) on Foothill Boulevard/Stevens Canyon Road. Turn right on Montebello Road and drive six-tenths of a mile to the parking area, on the left.


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  • Sandra W.

    Yes, the mountain lion attack occurred on the same trail we were on, about an hour after we left the preserve. This stresses the importance of staying together as a group, and watch out for each other. The trails are closed at Picchetti and nearby parks until the cougar is captured.

    September 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, Sandra, for organizing. It's just what my body needed. Tonight, I returned home to the following message. It looks like we lucked out (at least I think this is where we were)...

    "Folks --
    So you're aware, a child was attacked by a mountain lion on a trail near Montelbello and Stevens Canyon. Trails in that area have been closed for now while they investigate and look for the lion. That's the area just above the reservoir, and seems to be the area in Pichetti OSP. I'd be careful if I was in that area and perhaps hike elsewhere for a while. "

    September 7, 2014

  • Sandra W.


    September 7, 2014

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