PG&E, Black Mountain, Chamise and Rogue Valley Trails
12.5 miles     2100 ft
28 Feb 2010
Summary

A long loop in Rancho San Antonio.

Location: Rancho San Antonio County Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: High quality map showing various trail sections.

» Redwoodhikes Trail Map: Great map showing many parks like Purisima Creek, Huddart, Wunderlich, El Corte De Madera, Foothills, Hidden Villa and Rancho San Antonio. Trail maps for individual parks are available online for free. However, the RedwoodHikes map shows the big picture and is helpful for planning hikes that go through multiple parks.

Route
From the southern parking lot in Rancho San Antonio, follow PG&E Trail (4.0 miles) to reach the 'Vista Point'. Turn left onto Quarry Trail (1.1 miles) → right on Black Mountain Trail (2.6 miles) → right on Chamise Trail (2.7 miles) → merge onto Rogue Valley Trail (0.4 miles) → Lower Meadow Trail (0.8 miles) → unnamed trails towards the parking lots (0.5 miles).
Photos

Full photo album — 28 February 2010

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Wildcat Loop.
Trailhead

Location: near 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-280, north or south, take the Foothill Boulevard exit and proceed south on Foothill Boulevard approximately 0.2-mile to Cristo Rey Drive. Turn right on Cristo Rey Drive, continue for about 1 mile, veer right around the traffic circle, and turn left into the County Park entrance.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: Feb 2010)

Capacity: Free parking for dozens of cars. However, the park is very popular among local residents, so parking is always a challenge.

Latitude: 37.332716     Longitude: -122.086800

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