PG&E Trail

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
8.0 miles1600 feet elevation gain
Popular trail with scenic views of Santa Clara Valley

Parking can be difficult on a weekend, so come early or be prepared to hunt for a spot. The park is extremely popular due to its proximity to 280 and 85. There are sections of trees that offer welcome shade on a hot summer day, which you'll especially appreciate after some of the steep inclines. You'll find a bench at the top of the trail which offers a nice spot to rest, before continuing down a section of the trail offers no shade from the sun. You'll come across a nice panoramic hill which you can take a few moments to enjoy, and then you should follow the signs to Deer Hollow Farm. If you have kids, this can be a particularly enjoyable part of the journey.

  • Start on Coyote Trail
  • Take the left fork onto the PG&E trail
  • Keep left at the intersection with Wildcat Canyon Trail
  • Reach the bench at the top of the trail and continue straight onto Upper High Meadow Trail
  • Stay straight when you come across an intersection - there are two parallel paths that sometimes appear, but both are fine.
  • Take a short detour to the top of small hill on your right
  • Follow the signs to Deer Hollow Farm
  • Pick your favorite trail to get you back to your car
Trail Type
Limited Parking
44 - 60°F
44 - 60°F
44 - 58°F
January 24
42 - 59°F
January 25
37.335°, -122.121°