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Rancho San Antonio County Park

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Address: Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014
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+1 650-691-1200

Park featuring 23 miles of running trails.

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A nice getaway not far from the city-can be crowded

Now let me tell you, I will probably be biased as I've been coming here ever since elementary school and this place is what sparked my love for hiking and the outdoors yadayada... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
Santa Clara, California
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Santa Clara, California
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Now let me tell you, I will probably be biased as I've been coming here ever since elementary school and this place is what sparked my love for hiking and the outdoors yadayada. I love how this place is free (no entrance or parking fees) and they provide quite a few parking lots, however this place does fill up fast.... More 

Thank RachelRQR
Cupertino, California
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

Rancho is a great place to go hiking IF you go really early on the weekends, or during the week. It gets insanely busy on the weekends. I've used the Power Line trail to train for international trekking adventures. The ridge trails are very exposed, so they are not good when the temperature is high. The interior canyon trails have... More 

Thank yogachick28
Cupertino, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

There are several trails in rancho san antonio with various levels of difficulties for every level of hiker. The best part (unlike Mission peak) is that most of the area has good tree cover which allows you to hike round the year and any time of the day. People with young children can always take a leisurely walk to Deer... More 

Thank AshSharma
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

A great spot to get immersed in nature. An excellent variety of trails for the most novice to the most experiences hikers. The diverse number of trails also makes it great for trail race training. Keep a look out for the deer and wild turkey that roam free here

Thank Lexy M
Los Altos, California
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I can walk to my house to Rancho. Love this place. Used to take my boys to the working farm to check out the farm animals: ducks, chicken, rabbits, cow, sheep & pigs! Kids love this place. Sometimes you can buy the fresh veggies and eggs! Great hikes: short and super long hikes. I used to hike every week, but... More 

Thank Leela S
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Wonderful green space and hills in the middle of Cupertino! This is super easy to get to if you are living in South Bay and will worth the trip. The hiking trails are pretty short however. Still a very nice walk.

Thank techadventurer
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

A 20 minute drive from when we stayed, it was a worthy Sunday evening visit. If you are going, make sure to take your jackets along as it might get a little cold. However, if you're planning on some rigorous walking and jogging, don't bother as you are going to sweat anyway! You can take your kids too. They ll... More 

Thank Amrita R
Bremerton, Washington
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Well, with 3,988 acres of open space combined with another 165 acres you got it all! There are bike, equestrian and hiking trails. There is a working farm with cow, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens and other animals as well as an organic garden. Wow, bring the kids!

Thank dorobo123
San Francisco
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70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I have been hiking at Rancho San Antonio for 30 yrs. I never get tired of the beautiful trails, especially in the less crowded winter and spring months. Our kids loved Deer Hallow Farm, an educational "working farm". Springtime is great for seeing baby goats/pigs:) Parking can be a challenge on summer weekends, so we try to go during the... More 

Thank Sheamus0104
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

I've been to Rancho San Antonio countless times. I went hiking there when I was a kid (about 10 years ago or so). I went hiking recently and I still love this county park. The walk is easy and you can look at farm animals. I was able to meet a pregnant cow! The cow didn't have any spots! :O... More 

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