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Rancho San Antonio County Park

Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Cupertino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Running
Description: Park featuring 23 miles of running trails.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Do not visit after 6pm (if it's your first time here). We came at around six, and we entered the Wildcat Loop Trail at about 7:25. To our disappointment, we stayed there until 8:45 and couldn't find out way out. When we looked at the signs for directions, there were no directions for the parking lot. It was already dark... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You can take a short 1 hour walk/run or a much longer many mile walk/run at Rancho San Antonio. And it is free. The entire area provides the beauty of nature and is a wonderful escape from our urban/suburban environment. It is fun to stop by the family home from the 1850s and to see the farm animals. More details... More

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Santa Clara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I am an extremely fit forty year old woman. I spend sixteen hours a week at the gym. Half of that on cardio and the other lifting weights. I needed a change if pace. I needed more if a challenge and thought this would make me sweat more. It was almost equal. I am an extremist.

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Fremont, California
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634 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a nice place to take a hike. In addition, it is enjoyable to see the farm animals at the Deer Hollow Farm area, which is a working homestead and educational center. It can get busy on the week-ends.

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San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This park is less than 10 miles from our home, and we usually end up at Rancho when we want to go for a 2-4 hour hike. The variety of trails makes it possible to have a great time whether your group includes very young or old people or very fit people. The PG&E trail appeals to those who want... More

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Oakland, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Coming here always brings back memories of my cross country training days. Great views with challenging hills. What more could you want?

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San Jose, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After the last few years working in the Los Altos/Cupertino area, I never even paid too attention to this place until now. Really glad I finally had the fun opportunity to hike here with a great group of friends. Be careful with parking, though. On weekends, parking can get pretty crazy. Would definitely be a good choice to go early... More

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Cupertino, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I am a regular visitor and neighbor to Rancho San Antonio Park. I love going there to walk the trails, and usually see wildlife, such as deer, turkey, quail, ground and tree squirrels and various hawks. Rainy season brings herons and egrets to the hillsides, looking for frogs and small mammals. Occasionally I have seen bobcat and coyote, which are... More

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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place for a good walk in the country - up to the farm. Very popular on weekends so parking is at a premium. Ranch is big enough to absorb the crowds. Nice barn just beyond the farm for a picnic lunch. Farm has baby animals in spring. Open areas can be hot in summer.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

The park is nice for a trail run. There were quite a few people there, you would encounter others walking/hiking about every few hundred yards or so, like a park not a secluded hiking trail. The grade going out is 10 to 20 degrees, so it felt like a good workout. It is easy to get to and I would... More

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