High Meadow Trail
ElevationAscent: 472' 144 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 906' 276 m
Low: 433' 132 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A climb through the Rancho San Antonio Preserve to meadows and a views of the South Bay area.”— David Hitchcock
The trail starts from the junction of the Coyote Trail and Wildcat Loop Trail and climbs uphill through the preserve. The doubletrack dirt and gravel trail climbs to the right and works its way around the hillside before entering the woods. At around .25 miles, the trail begins to climb up a series of switchbacks. Around .6 miles, the trail begins to emerge from the woods and obscured or limited views of the South Bay begin to appear. Meadows begin to open up on the left hand side of the trail.
At .7 miles, the trail begins to climb more steeply until it reaches the intersection of the Wildcat Loop Trail. The trail climbs up to the left to a vista point where the best views from the trail of the Bay Area spread out before you. It is a great place to view the sunset before taking one of the trails back down to your car. You can follow the trail back down to your vehicle or follow the Wildcat Loop Trail which goes off to the right and makes its way down a series of switchbacks back to the Rogue Valley Trail and then back to the parking area.
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Land Manager: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space