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Los Trancos Open Space Preserve

Distance: 7-8 mi

Elevation Gain: 1500

Duration: 3-4 hrs

BART Coverage: 0 mi

Difficulty: Moderate

Meeting Point (Click on location link above for map)

There are several trail heads on Page Mill Rd, so make sure you go to the right one.  The parking lot is about 7 miles from 280.  There is another parking lot for the Monte Bello OSP just across the street if Los Trancos is full.  The restrooms are also located in the Monte Bello parking lot.


This hike is shorter than my usual ones, but we will be moving at a brisk pace.  From the parking lot we will be going east on the Franciscan Loop Trail with a detour on the San Andreas Fault Trail before connecting to the Page Mill Trail.  This section is the Bay to Ridge Trail and we will take it till we reach the Los Trancos Trail, returning by the same way till we connect to the Lost Creek Loop Trail, Franciscan Loop Trail and back to the parking lot.

>> Hike Map and Info 

Optional After Hike Event 


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  • Sukhada P.

    Yes, nice hike!

    August 17, 2014

  • Jane R.

    Really nice moderate hike with Edmond's fabulous group! Nice clip and pretty scenery. Enjoyed!

    4 · August 16, 2014

  • RZ

    Guys, will need a ride from SF or BART. If you are driving, have a spot and willing to give one please let me know, post or send message or email. Thanks, Rafael

    August 12, 2014

    • Philippe

      Always good to see you with your French chauffeur. ;-)

      August 16, 2014

    • RZ

      Correction, lovely and friendly french chauffeur :)

      1 · August 16, 2014

  • RZ

    Nice trails, hot, short hike, nice people, good, thanks Edmond for putting this up. Rafael.

    August 16, 2014

  • Philippe

    Short brisk hike! Thank you Edmond.

    August 16, 2014

  • Janelle

    I still need a ride!!!

    August 15, 2014

  • Nik

    happy to give rides from SF - but looks like I'm on the waitlist and its unlikely to change now!

    August 15, 2014

  • Janelle

    I too am looking for a ride from SF or along the peninsula. Thanks!

    August 13, 2014

  • Michael C.

    I'm planning on driving, but live in Mountain View, so not sure if that helps you SF people, unless you could meet me at the Mountain View CalTrans station. I would be willing to pick you up there, if that works.

    1 · August 13, 2014

  • Sukhada P.

    Hi, is it ok if I bring one more friend? Or can I add her to the wait list?

    August 9, 2014

  • sc

    Hey folks - I'm on the waitlist, so I'm not sure I'll be there. But I wanted to get this request out there just in case. Is anyone coming from near a BART station who I could carpool with? I'm a non-car owner (sigh)... I will let you know what happens with the waitlist situation. Hope to hear from you!

    August 8, 2014

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