Deer Meadow Trail
ElevationAscent: 9' 3 m
Descent: -30' -9 m
High: 345' 105 m
Low: 314' 96 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“A short, shaded trail along a meadow that ends at a service road at the back end of Rancho San Antonio OSP.”— David Hitchcock
Deer Meadow Trail follows the tree line as it makes its way around a meadow on the right. The large trees provide shade during the day, offering relief from the sun. The meadow on the right hand side of the trail, is usually a good place to spot grazing deer in the morning and the evening, and wild turkeys have been seen feeding here as well.
As you continue along the path, there are homes on the other side of the boundary line of the preserve, both to the left and the right. As you approach I-280 and the sound of traffic, the trail cuts back to the right and you end up at the road that you departed earlier. From here, you can follow the road back to the bridge, making a lollipop loop, or you can retrace your steps back to the start of the trail. While you'll encounter people on this trail, there aren't as many as compared to other parts of the preserve.
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Land Manager: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space