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Saratoga to the Sea: Saratoga Quarry Park to Sanborn Park

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First segment of the Saratoga to the Skyline Trail, connecting Saratoga's Quarry Park with Sanborn County Park.


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5.0

Miles

8.1

KM

85%

Runnable

1,582' 482 m

High

569' 174 m

Low

1,174' 358 m

Up

869' 265 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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Features Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Saratoga Quarry Park is open dawn to dusk.

Need to Know

I've read that the parking area at Quarry Park fills up quickly on busy days. There is water at Quarry Park (though it was off, presumably due to Covid.
There is a small parking area (maybe 4 cars) at the trailhead on Sanborn road. This trailhead is actually not in the fee-required Sanborn County Park.

Runner Notes

There is one section, around mile 4.6 that is pretty steep downhill on fairly loose rock.

Description

This is a new (Fall of 2020) trail connecting Quarry Park in Saratoga to Sanborn County Park.

The main trail starts in the southwest corner of Quarry Park. Get there from the parking lot by running a clockwise circle around the park, past the pond.

Even though it's a relatively short trail, it has three distinct environments. It starts (and ends) in redwoods and ferns. Then as the trail rises, it transitions to oak. At the highest, and relatively short section, the "trail" is an old fire road. Aside from that exposed fire road section, the rest is pretty shady.

This segment can be chained with other trails to connect to the Skyline to the Sea Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of birds, and some banana slugs.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mike Hedman

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#460

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Some nice little waterfalls in the creek alongside the trail.
Jan 8, 2021 near Saratoga, CA
There are some nice, and well earned(!), views along the way.  (Map location is approximate!)
Jan 9, 2021 near Saratoga, CA
Parking are at Quarry Park
Jan 8, 2021 near Saratoga, CA
Small parking area at the end of the trail. Trailhead is off to the right in the photo.
Jan 8, 2021 near Saratoga, CA
All stream crossings had nice new foot bridges, except this one. The rocks on either side were pretty slippery - exercise caution.
Jan 8, 2021 near Saratoga, CA

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