Welcome to Rancho San Antonio County Park, one of Santa Clara County's most popular parks. Rancho San Antonio County Park is leased by the County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD). This 165 acre County Park, combined with the adjacent 2,135 Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Preserve (MROSD), provides 2,300 acres of trails and other recreational features. Through a lease agreement, MROSD now manages the entire park. For information, please call 650-691-1200.
Located in the foothills below Skyline Ridge in close proximity to Interstate 280 and the cities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Cupertino.
From Highway 85, north or south, take the Interstate 280 exit to San Francisco. From Interstate 280, north or south, take the Foothill Boulevard exit and proceed south on Foothill Boulevard approximately .2 miles to Cristo Rey Drive. Turn right on Cristo Rey Drive and proceed .9 miles to the park entrance. Public transit is available to Rancho San Antonio County Park.
Rancho San Antonio County Park provides both formal and informal recreational opportunities. The most popular activities at Rancho San Antonio County Park are jogging and hiking. Stretching bars are available at the restroom parking area and equestrian staging area. The park provides hiking, bicycling and equestrian trails which connect with over twenty three miles of trails within Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. Bicycles are restricted to paved trails only, namely the Rancho San Antonio Trail, and are not permitted west of Deer Hollow Farm in the Open Space Preserve. Similarly, equestrians are limited to the equestrian staging area and Coyote Trail. Equestrians are permitted on most trails in the Open Space Preserve.
The South Meadow area, adjacent to the parking areas, provides opportunities for informal play on a "rough grass" area. Non-gas powered model airplane enthusiasts use a staging area adjacent to the parking lots near the park entrance for take-offs and landings and fly their aircraft above the South Meadow area. The equestrian staging area is also located adjacent to the South Meadow which includes a horse watering trough.
The North Meadow area, across Permanente Creek from the parking and staging areas, provides an informal irrigated meadow grass play area along with four tennis courts and two handball courts. The North Meadow includes a small number of picnic tables and barbeques. One of the most popular destinations for school groups and families within the Open Space Preserve is the Deer Hollow Farm which is operated by the City of Mountain View. A variety of environmental and agricultural education programs are conducted here throughout the year. Deer Hollow Farm is closed on Mondays. For more information about Deer Hollow Farm, call (650)903-6430.
The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset.
A majority of the Park's facilities meet those standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Paved paths connect all the parking areas with the exception of the equestrian staging area. The trail adjacent to Permanente Creek north of the restroom parking area is an improved decomposed granite surface close to the County Park boundary. A partially paved road continues into Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, ending at Deer Hollow Farm. The Deer Meadow Trail is also an improved decomposed granite surface.
For More Information Please Contact:
Rancho San Antonio County Park
Phone: (650) 691-1200