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Fremont Older and Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve


Distance: At least 12 mi

Elevation Gain: Unknown

Duration: 6 hrs

BART Coverage: 0 mi

Difficulty: Moderate


Meeting Point

The parking lot is near the end of Prospect Rd in Saratoga.  It is about 1.8 mi from the South De Anza Blvd and Prospect Rd junction.

Click >> Meeting Point Google Map


Hike starts in the Fremont Older OSP and heads to the Picchetti Ranch OSP for lunch.  Explore both OSP areas on the way back.  Will try to get reservations for visiting the winery and wine tasting.

Click >> Fremont Older OSP Map

Click >> Picchetti Ranch OSP Map


Optional After Hike Event

Layang Layang (Malaysian Cuisine)

1480 South De Anza Boulevard

San Jose

Click >> Map Link



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  • Vicki

    Thanks, Edmond, for organizing a really fun hike! Nice views, great company, and a wonderful lunch spot at the Picchetti Winery.

    September 9, 2012

  • keung h

    My GPS recorded 9.7 miles in ~5hr and expect ~1500ft

    September 8, 2012

  • Morris O.

    I cannot go, because of the V-O-Cal project in Big Sur next weekend, but recommend the Fremont Older estate highly--beautiful trails. Keep your eyes open for the spring day when the house is open to the public--it is an amazing piece of history, lovingly restored by the current occupants, who have amazing stories to tell. Fremont Older, an important early 20th century Bay Area newspaper publisher, invented the banner headline, and campaigned for victims of injustice, who sometimes were released into his custody, so that his house was described as "a gathering place for the famous and the infamous." I hiked the Cora Older Trail with Jules Older, who cracked up some locals by saying, "we-re lost, tell me, is this the way to Disneyland?" I should note that neither Jules nor I are related to Fremont, or to his son, Charles, the judge in the Charles Manson trial, although we were visiting with some Fremont Older descendants there.. Very rich in history--sorry I cannot join you!

    September 4, 2012

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