Wildcat Loop
4.6 miles     600 ft
28 Feb 2010
Summary

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.

Route
Walk along Permanente Creek Trail for 0.3 miles, followed by Lower Meadow Trail for 0.8 miles to reach Deer Hollow Farm. Then follow signs for Wildcat Loop Trail for 1.1 miles to reach 'Vista Point' which offers great views of Silicon Valley. Continue along Wildcat Loop Trail for 0.9 miles. Then follow Rogue Valley Trail to reach Deer Hollow Farm. Return by Lower Meadow and Permanente Creek Trails.
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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