Sanborn Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Santa Clara County, California. It is within Sanborn-Skyline County Park. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 1,463 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a total elevation gain of 620 feet. The Tree down across the trail tree and the Walk-in Camps site can be seen along the trail. There is also a tank along the trail. Near the end of the trail is a meadow.
Sanborn Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A climb up the mountainside on the Sanborn and San Andreas trails takes you to a tall redwood grove on a creek-side flat where ancient redwoods were cut."
--Jean Rusmore, Betsy Crowder, & Frances Spangle, South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley (Wilderness Press).
"Follow the old wagon route along the ridge paralleling presentday Skyline Boulevard on a dedicated segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. In the shade of madrone woods and fir forests you pass trails taking off to destinations in Sanborn and Castle Rock parks."
"Redwood groves and nature trail along the San Andreas Fault"
--Laure Latham, Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area (The Mountaineers Books).
"Follow the Skyline Trail along the ridgeline of two vast parks—Sanborn County Park and Castle Rock State Park. On the route of old Summit Road, you’ll wind along the protected east side of the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains through forests of Douglas fir, oak, and madrone; you’ll pass immense sandstone outcrops and vestiges of early homesteaders’ orchards and dwellings. This fairly level trip is ideal for warm days, entirely in shade on a trail that varies in width from wide to narrow."
--Jean Rusmore, Bay Area Ridge Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Equestrians (Wilderness Press).
"On a short, level service road through the steep forested watershed of Lake Ranch Reservoir you wind in and out of ravines to reach the reservoir that was once an important water source for the City of San Jose."
"Climb Summit Rock, descend to homesteader Bonjetti’s creek and an orchard in the canyon, and then take a side trip to a nearby knoll."
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