San Andreas Fault Trail

Los Trancos Open Space Preserve, California

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San Andreas Fault Trail is a hiking trail in Palo Alto, California. It is within Los Trancos Open Space Preserve. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 2,119 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 312 feet.
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San Andreas Fault Trail is a hiking trail in Palo Alto, California. It is within Los Trancos Open Space Preserve. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 2,119 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 312 feet. This trail connects with the following: Franciscan Loop Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Los Trancos Open Space Preserve
Distance: 0.6
Elevation Gain: 312 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 2,119 feet
Top Elevation: 2,119 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to San Andreas Fault Trail
Parks: Los Trancos Open Space Preserve
Elevation Min/Max: 2018/2119 ft
Elevation Start/End: 2119/2119 ft

San Andreas Fault Trail Professional Review and Guide

"In 1906 the San Andreas Fault ruptured, rocking the San Francisco Bay Area and forever altering perceptions of the seemingly serene landscapes. This hike loops through a woodland that sits atop the fault line, where interpretive markers offer insight into the impact of the quake. Ask for a defining historical event in San Francisco and the 1906 earthquake lurches to the forefront. The San Andreas Fault, source of the temblor, slices through the Bay Area and is the focus of this scenic interpretive trail. Without the interpretive guide, available online and at the trailhead, many of the features along the trail that illustrate the impact of the 1906 quake might be overlooked. A few are obvious—yellow-topped posts that mark the San Andreas Fault itself, white-topped posts that mark smaller fault breaks, and a fence installed to show how much the land shifted in the 1906 event."

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May 2018