A furrific day hike awaits you and your adventurous pup at the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve! Four-legged visitors are absolutely welcome at this 739-acre site, making it pawfectly suited for a fitness outing with your favorite hiking buddy.
Located on the outskirts of Cupertino and Saratoga, the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve offers ruffly 14 miles of trails, spanning from Prospect Road to Regnart Road and Stevens Creek County Park. While some paths are off-limits to bikers and equestrians, canine hikers are allowed to explore them all to their heart's content! Just be sure to keep your pupper on a 6-foot leash at all times and clean up after them. There are no trash receptacles on-site, so guests must pack out all garbage. As long as you've got some doggie waste bags in your pocket, you and Fido are good to go!
For a furbulous view of the Santa Clara Valley, make your way up to Hunters Point by following the Cora Older and Hayfield Trails. After sections of woods and grasslands, a short climb will take you and your pooch to the 900-foot hilltop, where you'll be treated to a bench and vista of the Bay Area. Another spot for pawsome views is Maisie's Peak, the highest point in the preserve at almost 1,100 feet. You and Fido can reach Maisie's Peak by taking the Cora Older, Seven Springs Loop, Hayfield, and Coyote Ridge Trails. Once at the top, you'll be able to see the South Bay and even as far as Mount Diablo.
Some of the preserve's trails are fully exposed, so remember to bring sunscreen and plenty of water for you and your dog. Head out early, especially on the weekends, as the parking lot fills up quickly. For an unfurgettable outdoor adventure in NorCal, head to the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve!