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Fremont Older Open Space Preserve

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I found this preserve as part of West Valley Community College's walking/running class. This place... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Saratoga, California
Tough hike

This hike nearly killed me. First of all, start it early. We made the mistake of starting on the... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Saratoga, California
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22898 Prospect Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-6545
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

I found this preserve as part of West Valley Community College's walking/running class. This place has both mild to challenging routes. Lots of locals come during the week. It does get crowded on the weekends. I don't like the addition; however, many people bring their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

This hike nearly killed me. First of all, start it early. We made the mistake of starting on the trail after 5 pm. We made it to the top before 7 but coming back down we were running to try to get back before dark....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank wendyn149
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Peaceful and a really good workout to hike these hills. Beautiful location in every direction. Short or longer trails available.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Recommend Fremont Older. Good beginner / intermediate place to Mountain Bike and hike. Bring some water, it can get hot. Reasonable amount of parking.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 474tylerh
Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you are looking for someplace to hike in the summer, this is it. There is shade nearly everywhere.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We did a late morning hike with our dog on a sunny June day. The weather was warm, but the trail was dotted with shady areas along the way. We stopped at numerous points to admire the views. Near the highest point of the trail...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mysterybell
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Fremont Older is a great local hike in the Saratoga/Cupertino area. There are switchbacks at the start, then it levels off a bit then you climb again to get to the summit. There is a bench at the summit. You will get views all the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank karenbL6626SL
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fremont Older is a great place for a walk or a moderate hike. The trails are broad and easy to walk on and depending on choice, they can be scenic. On the weekends it can be crowded and finding a parking place can be difficult....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank fmarsdep
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I go here because it's a nice hilly hike close to home and dogs are allowed. It can be hard to find parking at certain times and the upper parts are not shady. There are hikes of all lengths, including 6 miles round trip to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank food_nut
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fremont Older has a wide variety of hikes available and has several access points for beginning these hikes. I am most familiar with starting up behind the Garrod Farms/ stabling area (which is fun as a destination itself). The trails range from 3 miles to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank stclarapet
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