Los Trancos Open Space Preserve Trail
This route combines two scenic loops, the Franciscan Loop Trail and the Lost Creek Loop Trail, to explore a small, wedge-shaped preserve that is rich in geological and botanical interest. The San Andreas fault runs through the preserve. Oaks, bays, bigleaf maples, and Douglas-firs provide a protective canopy for an assortment of native shrubs and wildflowers. Along the way you will descend to the headwaters of Los Trancos Creek, which forms part of the border between San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. (To learn about the area’s geology, you can also visit the self-guiding San Andreas Fault Trail, which starts from the west side of the parking area.)
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||La Honda|
|Elevation Gain||500 ft|
|Season||Best all year|
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