Hikes in Sanborn Skyline County Park
1 Jan 2012
Sanborn Skyline is a redwood park close to Saratoga downtown. Popular for camping and hiking. All hikes are shaded. In summers, Sanborn Skyline helps you escape from towns in Silicon Valley where temperatures are about ten degrees higher.

Best Months to Visit: Any time of the year. I especially like winters.

List of Hikes from Park HQ

The main park entrance is via Sanborn Rd. In July 2010, vehicle entrance fees was $6. The fees was levied only after 8am. You could enter the park before 8am and no entrance fees was collected if the entrance kiosk was unmanned.

4.5 miles
1200 ft
Short Loop
Short Loop in Sanborn County Park

8.3 miles
1800 ft
Sunnyvale Mountain Parking Lot
Pleasant shaded hike through redwoods.

9.0 miles
1800 ft
Indian Rock
Pleasant, shaded loop in Sanborn County Park.

12.1 miles
2300 ft
Summit Rock
Pleasant, shaded loop in Sanborn County Park.

Hikes through Castle Rock

Castle Rock State Park lies to the south of Sanborn County Park, across Hwy 35 (Skyline Blvd). Long routes may be formed by combining trails from both parks. Along Skyline Blvd, there are multiple trailheads with free parking.

14.6 miles
2700 ft
Castle Rock - Route I
Nice, long walk through popular trails in two adjacent parks: Sanborn and Castle Rock.

16.0 miles
2500 ft
Castle Rock - Route II
Nice, long walk through popular trails in two adjacent parks: Sanborn and Castle Rock.

Hikes from Sunnyvale Mountain Parking Lot

Sunnyvale Mountain parking lot is along Highway 35 (Skyline Blvd). It privdes easy access to Skyline Trail that runs all along Skyline Blvd.

6.3 miles
500 ft
Skyline Trail
Pleasant, shaded walk along Skyline Trail that meanders next to Skyline Blvd.

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