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Wild Rye Trail

Easy

Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 108' 33 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 412' 126 m
Low: 304' 93 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

A climb up from the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail to the surrounding hills.

Kristen Arendt

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

The preserve is open from 8am to sunset throughout the year. Hours are posted at the parking lot and can be found online. The Wild Rye Trail, and several others, are seasonal and may be closed due to rain. Call 650-329-2423 or check online.

Description

Park at Pearson-Arastradero Preserve parking area on Arastradero Road, and enter the preserve through Gate A, and follow the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail for a tenth of a mile. The Wild Rye Trail breaks off to the left and continues through an open area before turning to the left where the trail switchbacks and starts to climb up the hill. Wildflowers are seen on the side of the trail in the late winter and early spring due to the amount of water. The trail widens a bit as it climbs the hills as views of the homes in the Palo Alto Hills outside the preserve come into view on the left hand side of the trail. On the right hand side, views of the preserve show what the area would look like without homes. Off in the distance to the northwest, you can see the Stanford Dish. The trail levels out as it approaches the junction with the Paseo del Roble Trail.

From here, you can return via the Wild Rye Trail, or take the Paseo del Roble Trail to the right and descend to Arastradero Lake and then loop back to your car via the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail.

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Jun 15, 2019
David Nail'n
Entry trail to other trails 0.4mi
May 20, 2018
Sadaf Ayub

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Riding a tandem bicycle in Arastradero Preserve.
Mar 28, 2016 near Los Alt…, CA
After the start looking back towards the Arastradero Loop trailhead.
Oct 27, 2014 near Los Alt…, CA
The trail is crushed gravel as it works its way up from the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail.
Mar 28, 2016 near Los Alt…, CA
The trail is gravel at this point as it hugs the hill. The golf course is off on the left.
Apr 11, 2016 near Los Alt…, CA

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