Sanborn County Park


Trail Closure: Summit Rock is closed daily through August 30, 2024, for Peregrine Falcon nesting season.

Park Impacted on June 8, 2024: A private event will take place from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking and group sites will be impacted, and trail use will increase.  Public parking may reach capacity/closure.

Trail closures related to fuel reduction projects for the Los Gatos Creek Watershed Forest Health Plan have finished for the season. 

View of a dirt trail through a woody area with tall trees in Sanborn Park

Welcome to Sanborn County Park. This lushly wooded park of 3,453 acres is nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Saratoga and Skyline Boulevard. This mountain park of redwoods and tan bark oak offers hiking, hike-in camping, RV camping, and picnicking opportunities year-round. Enjoy your visit today and return often to experience the many features of Sanborn County Park.

How to Get There

Sanborn County Park is located at:

16055 Sanborn Rd Saratoga, CA 95070

Park Office: (408) 867-9959

Sanborn County Park is located on Sanborn Road.  From Saratoga, proceed 2 miles west on Highway 9 to Sanborn Road.  Turn left onto Sanborn Road, traveling 1 mile to the park entrance. Please note that Bohlman/McGill Road DO NOT provide access to Sanborn County Park.

Restricted Parking on Black Road (Map): To improve traffic flow for area residents and visitors at Sanborn County Park, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted resolutions restricting parking on Black Road. Press Release  

Resolutions were also adopted in 2023 for parking restrictions at the far south end of Sanborn Road (no parking due to single-lane road/safety issues) near the entrance to Lake Ranch Trail. 


Hikers, picnickers, RV & hike-in campers, will find Sanborn Park has much to offer. For experienced hikers, Sanborn Park has over 22 miles of trails that showcase the geographic features of the park. The Lake Ranch Trail offers a shaded, easy hike between Lake Ranch and Black Road.

The day use area offers a variety of amenities. A one mile nature trail is available to the park visitor which provides an excellent example of the flora and fauna to be found in the park. Picnic tables are available year round in the forty-acre, grass covered, day use area. For large gatherings, there are three group areas available by reservation. For reservations, please call (408) 355-2201. During the summer months the park is home to the only outdoor Shakespearean company in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley Shakespeare has been delighting audiences with outstanding productions of the works of Williams Shakespeare. For more information about Silicon Valley Shakespeare, visit their website at​.

An RV campground, open year-round, offers electric and water hook-ups and a dump station. Vehicle length limit is 30 feet. Reservations can be made for RV camping and Hike-in tent camping online at​ or by calling (408) 355-2201.  Hike-in tent ​camping is closed each year from the third Sunday in October until the third Friday in March.


Visit Go Outside and Play to make a reservation - we highly encourage them!


Welcome to Sanborn Park campground. NO CAR CAMPING AT SANBORN PARK. ​The park offers both RV and “hike-in” campgrounds.

RV campgrounds are open, walk-in campgrounds are open.

To ensure that your stay is safe and enjoyable, please follow these campground rules:

  • Gate closes at sunset.  Re-entry is allowed for campers.  Campers must ask Sanborn Park Staff for the current gate combination when they arrive at the park.
  • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Please respect your neighbors.
  • Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Vehicles permitted at $10 per vehicle.
  • Maximum capacity per site: RV site - 8 persons. Hike-in sites - 6 persons.
  • Two campsite maximum allowed per person/household.
  • Camping length of stay limit:
    Memorial Day through Labor Day - 14 days maximum
    Remainder of year - 14 days within a 45 day period
    Hike-in tent camping is closed from the third Sunday in October until the third Friday of March.
  • Persons under 18 years of age may not camp without an adult.
  • Pets are allowed in designated areas and the campground. They must be leashed at all times. Pets may not be left unattended or in your vehicle and must be confined at night.
  • Bicycles are allowed in RV and picnic sites only. No riding in hike-in campground or on trails.
  • Fires are permitted in designated fire rings only. Do not gather wood. Extinguish fires when unattended. When posted "NO FIRES", only camp stoves or gas grills are permitted.
  • Check out time is 1:00 p.m.
  • Camp in designated sites only.
  • Tents are allowed in the hike-in sites only; no tents in the RV sites.
  • Do not dig or level the ground around tents or campsites.
  • Garbage must be disposed of immediately. Keep your site clean.
  • Do not pick, collect or remove flowers, foliage, berries, wood, animals, insects, or other items from the park.
  • Do not damage any park property or vegetation with nails, wire, rope, knives, saws, paint, or other objects.
  • Do not feed animals or birds for your safety and their health.

Hours and Fees

The park is open year round from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. Vehicle entry fees are collected year round. Fees are also required for RV camping, hike-in camping and group picnic areas.

Access fees information here: Park Fees


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.



16055 Sanborn Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070

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