Upper Wildcat Loop
5.8 miles     800 ft
13 Jan 2013

Nice short hike, mostly shaded, 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.

From the northern parking lot, walk along Permanente Creek Trail (0.3 miles) → Lower Meadow Trail (0.8 miles) to reach Deer Hollow Farm. Then follow signs for Wildcat Loop Trail (0.6 miles) → Upper Wildcat Canyon Trail (1.9 miles) → High Meadow Trail (0.8 miles) → Lower Meadow Trail (0.8 miles) → Permanente Creek Trail (0.3 miles).

Full photo album — 13 January 2013

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Coyote - Wildcat - High Meadow.

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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