Grand Loop in Los Trancos
6.2 miles     700 ft
15 Apr 2010
Summary

Nice loop through varied terrain including forests and rolling hills.

Location: Los Trancos Open Space Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Pretty good map showing various trails.

» South Skyline Regional Map by MROSD: Awesome map showing many parks managed by MROSD (Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space Destrict). Long, interesting routes going through multiple parks can be chalked out using this map.

Route

Route in brief: Follow Franciscan Loop Trail, then Lost Creek Loop Trail. Then follow Page Mill Trail until it crosses over into Foothills Park. Turn back and follow Page Mill Trail → Lost Creek Loop Trail → Franciscan Loop Trail → San Andreas Fault Trail → Franciscan Loop Trail back to parking lot.

Notes: This loop covers all major trails in Los Trancos. Almost all trails are shaded. Portions of Franciscan Loop Trail and Lost Creek Loop Trail are next to creeks, making them quite pleasant. There are too many intersections in this preserve. It is best to take a map with yourself for navigation.

Trailhead

Location: along Page Mill Road, Los Altos, CA 94022, about 7.6 miles south of Hwy 280 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From Highway 280, take Page Mill exit. Go 7.6 miles south along Page Mill Road to reach Los Trancos Open Space Preserve

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: Jan 2012)

Capacity:

Latitude: 37.325977     Longitude: -122.178569

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