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Rancho San Antonio County Park

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Address: Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone Number: 650-691-1200
Activities: Running
Description: Park featuring 23 miles of running trails.

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Great option for short hikes in the South Bay

Out of all the parks in the South West Bay, this is one of my favorites. Short hikes, 2 to 3 hours, with a lot of variety, welcome shade. The parkings might be full in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Out of all the parks in the South West Bay, this is one of my favorites. Short hikes, 2 to 3 hours, with a lot of variety, welcome shade. The parkings might be full in the morning, even during the week, afternoon are much less crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

...if you can get a parking spot. Have been coming out here for about 30 years, seen it change so much but its still a great place to come. On the weekends if you aren't there before 7am, forget it, parking is going to be practically nil. During the week, we get there by 7:30am and we're ok, but when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A gem of a natural environment for running and walking. Lots of variety - steep, flat, woods, meadows. Enjoyable year-round. But just try to find parking during peak times. And there's LOTS of parking spaces - proves how incredibly popular it is!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Exhilarating scenery, hobnobbing w/deer, the gurgling brooks make it my go to place on a weekly basis - love it!!

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Cupertino, California, United States
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots and lots of good trails for all levels of hikers, runners, and nature lovers. Last hike saw turkeys, deer, and lots or ground rats (squirrels). They have a place for riding horses (bring your own), flying model airplanes, and a small farm for visiting about a mile in.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The main plus point is that it was so close to Palo Alto where I was staying for a week. Great place to generally hike and bike. It's spread over quite a vast area, so better to plan your route. More open and less woody if that's your thing.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Went for a hike with friends over a weekend. It's a very nice place for biking, hiking, running and other outdoor activities. There is a nice farm, a picnic spot, about 4 lawn tennis courts and quite a lot of trails. I really enjoyed the trek up to the vista point. The only con is parking! For the kind of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Decided to visit Rancho San Antonio on a recent trip to California so our granddaughter could see some real farm animals. Luckily our son knew that parking at the park on a Saturday morning was nearly impossible so he drove us in and then parked the car about a 15 minute walk away. TIP parking opened up after noon. We... More 

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Cupertino, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Rancho San Antonio off ers a number of trails of various length and difficulty. The topography and vegetation changes with altitude and direction, so there is something for everyone. The animals I have encountered there are deer, coyotes, rabbits, bobcats and a large variety of birds. Kids and I enjoy the historic farm, especially in the spring when the young... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I am fortunate to live right next to this large county park and open space preserve. It's a popular place -- the most heavily used park in the County system. But it's big enough -- nearly 4,000 acres of woodland, hills, and ravines -- that it is comparatively easy to get away from the crowds and enjoy the extensive hiking... More 

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