Saturday, August 13, 2016

Los Trancos Open Space Preserve - Trailhead

From the park website...

Los Trancos Open Space Preserve is a 274-acre area located in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Palo Alto. This is an ideal spot to learn about earthquake geology. The San Andreas Fault, one of the world's longest and most active faults, splits the preserve.

The Preserve is situated at about 2,000 feet and always has fresh air scented with pungent bay leaves, sweet grass, and damp woods. Here, visitors will find a pleasant environment of rolling grassland knolls alternating with oak woodland and cool shaded forest. On a clear day, one can spot the gleaming skyscrapers of San Francisco and pick out Mt. Diablo across the bay.

If you're going...

Trail: Trailhead - Fancisco Loop Trail - Lost Creek Trail - Page Mill Trail - Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

Distance: 7 miles (Including Monte Bello Space Preserve)

Big thanks to Mid-Pen Regional Open Space

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Remember to bring the Ten Essentials for Day Hiking

~~ CK

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