FREMONT OLDER OPEN SPACE PRESERVE

  • 10/08/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Leader: Ron Gasparinetti

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Fremont Older Open Space Preserve

Leader: Ron Gasparinetti

Leader Email: ron@sfhiking.com

Leader Phone: 650 759-5345

Meeting Date and Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022

SF Meeting Location:  Whole Foods @ 2001 Market Street.  Meet on the Dolores Street side.  (There's parking on the street or below the building).

SF Meeting Time:  9:15 AM

SF Departure Time:  Shortly after 9:15 AM

NOTE:  Please only show up at Whole Foods if you've arranged for a ride ahead of time.

East Bay Meeting Location:  Rockridge BART station.  Meet at the bottom of the escalators.  (There's free and ample parking).

East Bay Meeting Time:  9:00 AM

East Bay Departure Time:  Shortly after 9:00 AM

NOTE:  Please only show up at the Rockridge BART station if you've arranged for a ride ahead of time.

Trailhead Meeting Time: 10:15 AM

Trailhead Departure Time: 10:30 AM

Meeting Place:  Fremont Older Parking Lot   Prospect Rd. ends at the parking area/trailhead.  Note that this parking lot is relatively small. The City of Saratoga has implemented a no parking policy on Rolling Hills Road. Street parking will be permitted on the first 200 feet on the east side of Rolling Hills Road north of Prospect Road.

Drive Distance from SF: 94 miles (RT)

Drive Distance from Rockridge: 112 miles (RT)

Car Pool Fees : $15 per passenger from SF/$17 per passenger from Rockridge

Navigation Links:   Google Maps Link 

Rating:  Level 4

Mileage: 9.61 miles

Elevation Gain: 1699 ft

Description: Fremont Older Open Space Preserve is a 739-acre regional park located in Santa Clara County and operated by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The preserve is named after San Francisco newspaper editor Fremont Older, a previous owner.  This hike consists of a double loop that will allow us to crest Hunter's Point, Maisie's Peak, Nob Hill and skirt along Stevens Creek County Park.  Following the Cora Older Trail to Toyon Trail, we'll wind up on the Tony Look Trail; a good portion of which follows the shore of Stevens Creek Reservoir.  We'll take lunch at the dam that creates the reservoir then continue on down the Coyote Ridge Trail to the Seven Springs Trail jumping back on Cora to the cars.  Most of the trails are wide; some are used by bicyclists and equestrians.  All trails in this park are dog-friendly.  This hike is split evenly between sunny and shady.

Bring/Wear:  Water, sturdy hiking shoes, lunch, snacks, sun protection.

Rain Policy: Hike will take place rain or shine.


Level-1
Level-2
Level-3 Level-4 Level-5

easiest
< 5 miles
< 500' gain

moderately easy
5-7 miles
< 1000' gain
 moderate
7-9 miles
< 1500' gain

  strenuous
9-12 miles
< 2000' gain 

very strenuous
12-15+ miles
  >2000' gain


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