Indian Rock from Sanborn Park HQ
9.0 miles     1800 ft
25 Jul 2010
Summary

Pleasant, shaded loop in Sanborn County Park.

Location: Sanborn Skyline County Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good quality map showing various trails.

» Redwood Hikes Map: Bay Area Trail Map: Saratoga to Big Basin, First edition, 2010. This is an excellent map sold by Dave Baselt ($6.95 in Dec 2011). This map is useful for exploring many parks in this area. Highly recommended for avid hikers.

Route

Trailhead: Parking lot near Park HQ.

To Indian Rock (4.5 miles): From the parking lot near Sanborn Park HQ, follow Sanborn Trail (1.0 + 1.2 + 0.6 miles) → Skyline Trail (1.6 miles) to reach a point directly across Castle Rock park entrance. Turn right and follow a short trail (0.15 miles) to reach Indian Rock. The rock can be circumnavigated by following a trail that goes around it. Indian Rock is an interesting rock structure, worthy of exploration.

To Sanborn Park HQ (4.5 miles): From Indian Rock, retrace your steps back to the spot across Castle Rock park entrance (0.15 miles). Then turn left onto Skyline Trail (1.6 miles) → left on Sanborn Trail (0.6 miles) → San Andreas Trail (1.5 + 0.4 + 0.4 miles) to parking lot.

Notes: The hike may be started at Castle Rock park entrance (free parking outside the park, along Highway 35).

Photos

Full photo album — 25 July 2010

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Sunnyvale Mountain from Sanborn Park HQ.
Trailhead

Location: near Youth Science Institute, 16055 Sanborn Road, Saratoga, CA 95070 . Parking area is not visible in Google Maps.

Directions: From Hwy 85, take exit 14 for Saratoga Ave, going south and drive 1.8 miles. Continue onto CA-9 (Big Basin Way) and drive 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Sanborn Road and drive 0.7 miles to reach Park HQ.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $6 vehicle entrance fees after 8am (last visited: July 2010)

Capacity: Dozens of cars may be parked inside the park.

Latitude: 37.240752     Longitude: -122.067086

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