Welcome to Rancho San Antonio County Park, one of Santa Clara County's most popular parks. Rancho San Antonio County Park is leased by the County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD). This 165 acre County Park, combined with the adjacent 3,988 MidPeninsula Regional Open Space Preserve (MROSD), provides 24 acres of trails and other recreational features. Through a lease agreement, MROSD now manages the entire park. For information, please call (650) 691-1200.
Carpool parking lot pilot program begins September 3, 2022
Beginning September 3, parking lot 1 will be limited to carpools of three or more individuals on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays. When in effect, the lot entrance will be monitored by seasonal ranger aides and enforced by ranger staff. ADA-accessible spaces and equestrian trailer parking will remain available for visitors. Parking lot 1 is located at the Coyote Trail trailhead, immediately west of the park entrance. In conjunction with the one-year carpool pilot program, new signage has been installed at the park entrance that displays real-time space availability in the parking lots within the county park. This real-time information is also displayed on the Midpen website at www.openspace.org/rsa-parking, so that visitors can check parking availability before their visit.
How to Get There
Rancho San Antonio County Park is located at:
22500 Cristo Rey Dr Cupertino, CA 95014
General Information: (650) 691-1200
Park Office: (650) 691-2165
Located in the foothills below Skyline Ridge in close proximity to Interstate 280 and the cities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Cupertino.
From Highway 85, north or south, take the Interstate 280 exit to San Francisco. From Interstate 280, north or south, take the Foothill Boulevard exit and proceed south on Foothill Boulevard approximately 0.2 miles to Cristo Rey Drive. Turn right on Cristo Rey Drive and proceed 0.9 miles to the park entrance. The nearest bus stop is located at Foothill Expressway at Cristo Rey Drive.
Rancho San Antonio County Park provides both formal and informal recreational opportunities. The most popular activities at Rancho San Antonio County Park are jogging and hiking. Stretching bars are available at the restroom parking area and equestrian staging area. The park provides hiking, bicycling and equestrian trails which connect with over twenty three miles of trails within Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. Bicycles are restricted to paved trails only, namely the Rancho San Antonio Trail, and are not permitted west of Deer Hollow Farm in the Open Space Preserve. Similarly, equestrians are limited to the equestrian staging area and Coyote Trail. Equestrians are permitted on most trails in the Open Space Preserve.
The South Meadow area, adjacent to the parking areas, provides opportunities for informal play on a "rough grass" area. Non-gas powered model airplane enthusiasts use a staging area adjacent to the parking lots near the park entrance for take-offs and landings and fly their aircraft above the South Meadow area. The equestrian staging area is also located adjacent to the South Meadow which includes a horse watering trough.
The North Meadow area, across Permanente Creek from the parking and staging areas, provides an informal irrigated meadow grass play area along with four tennis courts. The North Meadow includes a small number of picnic tables and barbeques. One of the most popular destinations for school groups and families within the Open Space Preserve is the Deer Hollow Farm which is operated by the City of Mountain View. A variety of environmental and agricultural education programs are conducted here throughout the year. Deer Hollow Farm is closed on Mondays. For more information about Deer Hollow Farm, call (650) 903-6430.
No dogs are allowed at Rancho San Antonio County Park. For a map, visit Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.
The park is open year-round from 8 a.m. to sunset.
In compliance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ('ADA'), the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its programs, services, or activities. The Department will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disability have an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs, services, facilities, and activities. If you need assistance with an ADA request, please contact our ADA Coordinator.