San Jose, California
Grant Ranch Santa Clara County
With the open meadows, rolling hills and the scattered oaks; Grant Ranch is an ideal spot for a mid winter hike. We will be climbing up to the Scenic Overlook which will give us a clear view of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland (on a clear day). We will be traveling up the Dutch Flat Trail, cutting across the Dairy Trail, over to the Brush Trail and then up the very long Dutch Flat Trail from the south. Our meeting spot will be at the Scenic Overlook.
Directions: : From San Jose: Take either Hwy 101 or 680 North and exit Alum Rock head East (right). Go through town to Mt. Hamilton Road. Turn right and travel eight miles to the park. This is a windy road so give yourself enough time.
Drive Time 45 minutes - Parking $6 - Dogs Not Allowed
Level 3 - Miles: 7 - Elevation 1000' Host: Anna J.
RECOMMENDED: Plan for wet weather. Wear layers and prepare for quick changes in temperature.