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San Jose, California
March 7, 2015
Sanborn County Park
Santa Clara County
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Sanborn County Park
April 18, 2015
Host: Jeri M


The Place

This lushly wooded park of over 3,449 acres nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is mixed with Evergreens forest, featuring Redwoods and Douglas firs. It has a cool geological feature the San Andreas fault cuts diagonally through the park along Lyndon Canyon, Lake Ranch and Sanborn Rd. It has been said that during the 1906 earthquake the Lake ranch Reservoir "shook like a horse and emptied much of its water " and that some streams changed directions.


The Hike

Level 3.5 - 6 Miles - Elevation 1,200'

Walking the Walk

We will be hiking Sanborn trail to San Andreas to Peterson Memorial Trail back to the Sanborn trail.


Know Before You Go

Drive time: 40 minutes - Dogs ok on a leash

Hike start time promptly at 10am



From San Jose Take Highway 85 to Saratoga Ave Exit 14 towards the town of Saratoga. Saratoga Ave will become Highway 9 - Big Basin Way. Go about 2 miles on (Hwy 9) and make a left before the bridge. Travel one mile to the park entrance. We will meet in the very last parking lot.

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