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Fremont Older Open Space Preserve, Saratoga

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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  • very popular and small parking lot, so you may have to wait, but usually not for long great view of the city, shared by mountain bikes and pets some shady, some not, many different trails 
  • Great place to hike on a cool or cloudy day as Fremont Older is primarily a meadowland/chaparral with little tree cover. You can find hikes here from 1 hour to all day if you extend into the Stevens C...  read more »
  • This place is a gem. Fantastic views and best viewed early in morning or during a clear day. Parking can be tough. 
  • Great place to take a hike, open landscape mixed with covered areas. I prefer hiking in the late afternoon /evening since it tends to be cooker than mid day. There are a lot of mountain bikers on the trails so be alert. And a decent amount of foot traffic. Family friendly and I saw a few owners with their dogs on the trails. Definitely will be going back soon!
  • Not too crowded considering how close it is to civilization. Deer, coyotes, and other animals can be found in the open during late afternoons. Decent mountain biking trails.
  • Great trails for both hiking and running. Not technical and nothing so steep you can't make it up. Connects with Stevens Creek Park.
  • A nice preserve right in the middle of the city. Good trails and good views. The place is a bit too crowded for my preferences, but still worth a visit.
  • Fremont Older Mid-Pen Park along with the attached Stevens Creek County Park provide extensive (10 - 12 miles) hiking, biking and equestrian possibilities with moderate elevation gain. All without being crowded like Rancho San Antonio. In fact, during "off hours", many trails feel deserted. Note that during wet weather the higher trails become sticky with wet clay and are to be avoided. The Stevens Creek entrance near the damn always has more than adequate parking and includes toilets and picnic facilities, however this entrance requires a county parking fee or a senior pass.
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