Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, or simply “Rancho” as the locals call it, is a peaceful getaway from the daily grind of Silicon Valley. Runners love the PG&E Trail, or the “Power Line”, for its long sustained climb and technical ease. While some of the hills here can be punishing, you will reap the fruits of your labor when you witness the amazing vistas at the top and coast your way back downhill. Spring is a great time to run here as the hills are bathed in wildflowers. Springtime also brings baby farm animals to the historic Deer Hollow Farm. It's worth a quick break from your run to check out the adorable animals. Owing to its popularity, the park can be very crowded at peak times. Arrive early on the weekends if you want a parking spot. There are restrooms and water at the parking lot. While this route has a good mix of shaded and exposed areas, if you are running in the summer you’ll want to bring some water with you.
Strava Curated Route
- 9.3 mi Distance
- 1,489 ft Elevation
- Trail Run Type
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