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Rancho San Antonio Preserve

Spanning more than 4,000 acres, this massive open space highlights some of California's most beautiful wildlife, natural flora, and terrain. From biking to horseback riding to hiking, this family-friendly destination lets you experience a true taste of the great outdoors. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the preserve offers a host of notable trails, suitable for travelers and hikers of varying skill levels. Set out for a day of adventure on the Wildcat Loop Trail, Black Mountain Trail, or Stephen E. Abbors Trail, and snap some unforgettable photos.
  • Rancho San Antonio Preserve

Before You Go

  • ½ hour before sunrise and ½ hour after sunset
  • Free
  • Educational Group Events
  • Private Group Gatherings
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Biking
  • Photography
  • Picnics

Questions & Answers

  • Does Rancho San Antonio Preserve have parking?

    Yes, the preserve does offer parking, however parking space is limited and often crowded. It is recommended to use public transportation whenever possible. The Via-Cupertino Shuttle is an on-demand shuttle service that can service areas throughout the region.
  • Can I bring my dog to Rancho San Antonio Preserve?

    No, dogs are not allowed in the open space or park at Rancho San Antonio Preserve, including service animals. This is to ensure the preservation of the habitat and protection of the local flora and fauna from outside species and to reduce interference as much as possible.

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