This hike is great for all seasons; enjoy wildflowers in the spring, cool canyon shade in the summer, and wildlife all year long.
Wild turkey, bobcat and many migrant song birds.
Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve contains 3,988 acres of varied environments and is adjacent to the 165-acre County Park, both with many trails and features to explore. Jogging and hiking are popular, and biking and equestrian trails are also provided – though not all trails allow bicycles or horses so be sure to check the map.
Non-gas powered model airplanes also have a home at the park, and can be flown over the South Meadow area. Picnicking is welcome, and the North Meadow includes picnic tables and a few first-come, first-serve barbecues.
In the preserve, there are approximately 24 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. Particularly excited to children is Deer Hollow Farm, where they can see a cow, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, and other animals. In addition to animals, the farm has an organic garden, as well as the restored Grant Cabin, which is furnished to show what it was like to live on the farm in the late 1800’s.