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“Beautiful setting”

Rancho San Antonio County Park
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Cupertino
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Park featuring 23 miles of running trails.
Santa Clara, California, USA
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Rancho San Antonio is a beautiful place to take the kids for a nature hike, see some animals on a farm, and even bike. But be careful, adults are required to wear helmets too inside this park!

Visited June 2013
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Bay Area, CA
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great hiking in your backyard.”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a terrific place to take wonderful hikes, very close to Los Altos, Sunnyvale and Cupertino. This is a very well used park. You should be able to find parking on the weekdays but on the weekends it can be challenging. There are so many options for difficulty and variety of hikes. Many of the hikes are among the trees and shade which is great on a hot sunny day. There is a working farm with animals and a garden to visit. There are often baby animals to see. There are a couple of bathrooms, one by the farm and another in the larger parking lot area. There is also an area for flying radio controlled aircraft. You can't take your dog but if you have a horse you can ride on the trails. This is my one major pet peeve about this park I don't think they should allow horses on the most used trails in this park. It is pretty disgusting to come up on all the horse poo while you are hiking. There are plenty of other areas for horses to ride and this park has so much pedestrian use, I think horses should be banned. Other than horse poo, I am a huge fan of Rancho.

Visited July 2013
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San Jose, California
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great hiking but I've gone there too much”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

My other loves this place and even rides horse there. I feel like I've been there too much, but it is a great place to hike. Lots of people on the weekend.

Visited April 2013
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Sunnyvale, California
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“surprisingly refreshing place”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We went there for hiking recently and were happy to have discovered such a nice place. We went till the peak and the view from there was nice. We could see the whole south bay area and some sea... it was nice. Trail itself isn't very hard so anyone can go there. We also spotted some deer that was kinda refreshing. Would love to go again sometime.

Visited March 2013
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Los Altos, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
647 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“10K hill training; a must for Spartan Warriors!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

I've run Rancho San Antonio trails for the past 2 years several times a month and have never run the same trail twice. I've done timed runs, CrossFit workouts (yes kettle bells and then hill climbs with burpees) and long/short runs....for those of you training for Tough Mudder or Spartan Beast, this park is a must!

Visited February 2013
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