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Visit the Rancho San Antonio County Park

January 15, 2018
Category: San Jose Attractions

Rancho San Antonio County Park is located at 22500 Cristo Rey Drive. The preserve spreads across four thousand acres of fascinating biological diversity has plenty of things to do for everyone visiting Santa Clara. A smaller part of the County Park is referred to as Rancho San Antonio, which is your safest bet for spotting wildlife. There are quite a few mountain lions in the area that is under the administration of Open Space District, which is why it this park is a favorite of wildlife enthusiasts.

About Rancho San Antonio County Park

The County Park along with Rancho San Antonio has the amazing landscape dominated by the mountains of Santa Cruz and is a popular recreational area for locals and tourists, alike. There are many trails for hikers and equestrians. There are biking paths. There is an equestrian staging space and you could embark on horseback riding if you want. Not all trails are accessible throughout the year. Some may be partly accessible depending on weather and if some construction is going on.

The County Park has ample parking. There are restrooms and stretching bars, jogging trails, and a few popular hikes, one being along the Coyote Trail. There is a working farm called Deer Hollow Farm where you can spend some time amidst livestock. There are tennis courts and playground for kids. You can also host a picnic. Reservations are not necessary but if you have a large group then first come and first served system may not be your safest or surest option. Hikers may want to explore the Chamise Trail and Wildcat Loop. Black Mountain and Duveneck Pasture Area also draw substantial crowds.

The County Park is open from dawn till dusk. Dogs are not permitted in the preserve. Bicycles are only permitted on designated trails, so are horses. Speed limits and safety regulations such as wearing a helmet must be adhered to. Groups of twenty people or more will need permits. Smoking and lighting a fire are strictly prohibited.

Stay at Hotel EREAL

Hotel EREAL is less than eight miles east of the County Park. A short fifteen-minute drive will get you to this nature preserve and allow you to escape the bustle of Silicon Valley. There are quite a few interesting places en route. Check a map and chalk out the best route to and from Hotel EREAL. You should consider reserving your stay at the hotel on its website to get the best deal. Book your stay at Hotel EREAL today at https://www.hotelereal.com/