Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, Loop II

Location: Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Loop II: Rogue Valley – Wildcat Loop – Upper High Meadow – Upper Wildcat Canyon
Hike Date:
2017, February 16, Thursday, 2:00 pm
Hike Stats: 7 miles, 2 h 45 min, 1029 feet elevation gain

Previous Visits: 2017: March 18, March 23, April 12, June 3

Loop III: 5-mile loop via the inner Wildcat Loop Trail

Hike Dates: 2019-September-8, 2019-October-4, 2019-October-11

View from the Upper High Meadow Trail

“The preserve’s extensive 24 miles of trails are available for exploration, whether one chooses to hike (dogs, however, are NOT permitted), bike, or horseback ride. Trails can be combined to form loops of different lengths and difficulties including the 3-mile Wildcat Loop Trail and the 4-mile Black Mountain Trail.
A highlight of the preserve is Deer Hollow Farm, a working farm with turn-of-the-century ranch buildings, an organic garden and a cow, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens and other animals.” (text source: mrosd)

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Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, Loop I

Location: Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Loop I: PG&E – Wildcat – Coyote Loop Trail
Hike Date: 2015, July 12
Hike Stats3.8 miles, 1.5 hours, 928 feet
Repeat Visit: 2016, May 14 (added the High Meadow Trail to the loop)

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

(For my other hike in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, see “Loop II“.)

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First Hike Ever, Solo, in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve || PG&E Trail

Hike Date: June 26, 2015

(For my later hikes in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, see “Hike: PG&E – Wildcat – Coyote Loop Trail” and “Hike: Rogue Valley – Wildcat Loop – Upper High Meadow – Upper Wildcat Canyon“.)

I have for long been a member of various outdoor meetup groups but never really participated in any of the activities. But I did take one advantage of the membership without going for a meetup – the constant email notifications from the different groups kept me abreast of the trails people were heading out to from time to time.

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