Ulistac Natural Area is a well-maintained hiking trail in Santa Clara, CA. The trail was a 2,217-acre Mexican land grant in present-day Santa Clara County. The sole designated natural open area in the City of Santa Clara. The Ulistac Natural Area is a cultural and regional resource for all of us. The different habitats of native California plants and the ecosystems they sustain are enjoyed by visitors from all over the area who come to walk, exercise, take pictures, ride bikes, observe birds, and simply find a peaceful escape from their busy lives. The final 40 acres of natural, unspoiled land in the city are located at Ulistac along the Guadalupe River, a significant bird migration route. Invasive species are removed by volunteers, who then plant native trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers in California.
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ULISTAC NATURAL AREA REVIEWS
Great place for a walk in nature and bird watching. It is mainly native plants. There are eucalyptus trees that were planted over a hundred years ago. The preserve is approximately 40 acres with access to the levee trail that is several miles long.
Natural area next to the river that gives you an idea of what Silicon Valley looked like before it was Silicon Valley. Combines several different types of terrain in one 40+ acre park.
Loved this place. Such a calm and peaceful area where you can enjoy nature. Spotted Audubon cottontails in the wild. Bird lovers will like this place
San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail is a well-known hiking trail in Santa Clara, CA. The total length of the trail is 20.3 kilometers in length for hiking and generally, the trail is considered an easy trail. The elevation gain of the trail is 66 meters. The trail type is out and back type. The time taken to complete the total trail is 3 hours and 47 minutes. The trail is great for hiking, running, road biking, and walking. The trail route is lovely to explore at any time of the year and is open all year. The trailhead is wheelchair and kids-friendly. The Tasman Parking Garage, located at 2525 Tasman Drive, offers free parking and easy trail access. San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail is stroller friendly also.
SAN TOMAS AQUINO CREEK TRAIL REVIEWS
Today, visited San Thomas Aquino Creek on Monroe street and I am thrilled to know that it joins San Francisco Bay. Very well maintained location at trail head and a beautiful paved road by the side of creek. USA is a beautiful & big country with many places to visit.
Nice bike, walk, run trail that goes right past Levi stadium. Well maintained and safe from traffic. Beautiful scenery. I saw a large pod of white pelicans on the water.
Great trail for biking, walking, and running. Nicely paved and kept up and goes right by the Levi’s stadium.
Sanborn County Park is a 3453-acre public park maintained by the county of Santa Clara in the Santa Cruz Mountains, near Castle Rock State Park and the Los Altos Rod and Rifle Club Range, and the Santa Clara County Peace Officers Association rifle range. The Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department is in charge of the park. The park is densely forested and offers hiking and other low-intensity outdoor activities. The park is located between Saratoga and Skyline Boulevard, a ridgetop road. During the summer, Sanborn County Park is home to Silicon Valley's only outdoor Shakespearean company. Hikers' OverviewSanborn County Park, located on the steep canyon eastern slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains, offers one of the coolest summer trails for Hikers. Sanborn County Park is 9.0 miles from downtown Santa Clara.
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SANBORN COUNTY PARK REVIEWS
Very calming and soul patching place where you can enjoy beautiful deers, amazing sceneries and interesting trails. There are many different routes to hike which go straight through the forests and mountains. Many camping sites and amenities are available. So highly recommended both for staying and just one day visits.
We walked the Narrows Trail at the bottom with my dog. Some tricky stream crossings and I had to carry my dog over some of them, both up and down trail. Very green this spring and super fun.
Very nice park, having bunch of sitting places, barbeques, restrooms, hike area and very clean