Short Loop in Rancho Canada del Oro - Route II
6.5 miles     1100 ft
12 Mar 2011
Summary

Short loop through green rolling hills.

Location: Rancho Cañada Del Oro Open Space Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map with various trails.

Route
From the parking lot, follow an unnamed short trail leading to Calero County Park trails → left on Serpentine Loop Trail (0.5 miles) → Longwall Canyon Trail (0.2 miles) → right on Catamount Trail (1.7 miles) → left on Bald Peaks Trail (1.0 miles) → Longwall Canyon Trail (2.7 miles) → Serpentine Loop Trail (0.5 miles) → unnamed short trail to parking lot.
Trailhead

Location: 4289 Casa Loma Rd Morgan Hill, CA 95037 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: (PDF) Map for Directions. From Highway 101 South, take the Bailey Avenue exit west. Then turn left onto McKean Road. Turn right onto Casa Loma Road. The staging area is at the end of the paved road on your left.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: March 2011)

Capacity: Over 20 cars.

Latitude: 37.147811     Longitude: -121.774634

Photos

Full photo album — 12 March 2011

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Long Loop in Rancho Canada del Oro - Route I.
Nature
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