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Vista Point Trail

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A short, gravel trail that leads to a shade tree with sweeping views.


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Singletrack

727' 222 m

High

719' 219 m

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8' 2 m

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Family Friendly It is a short trail with great views, and shade for the kids to rest under before returning to the trails.

The preserve is open from 8 am to sunset throughout the year. Hours are posted at the parking lot and can be found online. Vista Point and some of the trails are seasonal and may be closed due to rain. Call 650-329-2423 or check online.

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The Vista Point Trail is located off the Meadowlark Trail at the far end of the preserve. Even though it is one of the shortest trails in the preserve, it offers some of the most sweeping views.

In order to get to the trail, you'll have to cover 1.5 miles on the Meadowlark Trail until a narrow, gravel trail breaks off to the right. The trail dips slightly as it passes a picnic table before climbing gently to the top of a hill where a giant shade tree sits at the end of the trail.

There is a bench under the tree that provides a great place to rest and take in the views. From here, you get the best 360-degree view in the park. You can see the homes that sit just outside the park, a reminder of what the preserve would have become had it not been protected. The South Bay sits off to the right while the Stanford Dish, Dumbarton Bridge, and San Mateo sit in front of you. After resting in the shade of the tree and enjoying the view, return to the Meadowlark Trail to continue your adventure.

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Kristen Arendt

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The trail is a singletrack gravel path that leads out to Vista Point. There is a picnic table just off the trail for people wanting to grab a bite to eat.
Mar 29, 2016 near Ladera, CA
Two mountain bike riders take a break in the shade of the tree as they enjoy the view.
Mar 29, 2016 near Ladera, CA

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