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Fremont Older Open Space Preserve

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Address: 22898 Prospect Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-6545
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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Saratoga, Ca
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Saratoga, Ca
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 over 8 miles. You can stay on the top of the ridges and see all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went there for a short hike with kids under age 7. Its an easy hike with some nice vantage points. Right off prospect road, easy access

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Campbell, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fremont Older is a great place for relatively short hikes with good wild life and bird watching. Coyotes and bob cats can be seen usually early mornings. I saw a mountain lion in 2001 Weekdays are the best time for hiking because the mountain bikes are fewer This park is a good place to walk your dog. There are some... More 

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Thank Martin C
Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's a wonderful place to hike. It's also dog friendly ON a leash. I've been here many times in different months so the scenery changes accordingly. Paths are pretty well marked. Some are more strenuous than others. It's really a lovely area for hiking or walking. Plan on an hour and half.

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Thank dorothy1940
Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

very popular and small parking lot, so you may have to wait, but usually not for long great view of the city, shared by mountain bikes and pets some shady, some not, many different trails

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san jose, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place to hike on a cool or cloudy day as Fremont Older is primarily a meadowland/chaparral with little tree cover. You can find hikes here from 1 hour to all day if you extend into the Stevens Creek Dam area or over to Picchetti Winery. Hikes from the main parking lot begin uphill through oak forest, opening into meadow... More 

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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem. Fantastic views and best viewed early in morning or during a clear day. Parking can be tough.

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San Jose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

GREAT hike, very close to us in Saratoga area. We enjoy regular hiking here, and love going over to hunters point which is the peak there and on a clear day you can see as far as San Francisco and Oakland. The part kleading up to the top of the peak is sort of barren and no trees, so on... More 

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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Fremont Older is a great place to hike in the Cupertino/Saratoga area. The biggest drawback is the lack of parking. Lots of people take their dogs along for the wonderful experience.

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Thank monica r
Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Fremont Older open space has much to offer everyone...family hiking, show guests a real live view of the Bay Area , fitness training for every level, accessibility to a beautiful hike without having to drive too far. The only reason I cannot give it a rating of 5 is due to parking. It can be VERY challenging. Go early, before... More 

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