Los Trancos Loop from Page Mill Road
12.3 miles     1800 ft
21 Jan 2012
Summary

A long walk, mostly shaded, through Los Trancos Open Space Preserve and Foothills Park.

Location: Los Trancos Open Space PreserveFoothills Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

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

» 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

To Los Trancos Trail (2.4 miles): From the parking lot for Los Trancos Open Space Preserve on Page Mill Road, follow Franciscan Loop Trail (0.9 miles) → left on Page Mill Trail (1.5 miles) to reach an intersection with Los Trancos Trail.

Los Trancos Loop (7.6 miles): Turn right on Los Trancos Trail (2.5 miles) to reach an intersection with a paved road. Turn left and follow the paved road for 0.2 miles to Orchard Glen picnic area. Turn left again and follow a paved road for 0.2 miles to Interpretive Center. Walk across the grassy field in front of Interpretive Center and look for signs for Los Trancos Trail. Follow Los Trancos Trail (4.7 miles) to reach an interection with Page Mill Trail.

To Page Mill Road (2.4 miles): Turn right on Page Mill Trail (1.5 miles) → Franciscan Loop Trail (0.9 miles) to return to the trailhead on Page Mill Road.

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

Photos

Full photo album — 21 January 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Los Trancos Trail - Regular Loop.
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