Best Hikes In and Around Cupertino

One of the best ways to see the fall foliage is on a hike, and we have got you covered with a wide range of local options. See below a list of some of the highest rated hikes around the Cupertino area and the greater South Bay. These hikes feature wild-flowers, bird watching, waterfalls and more and are sure to be a hit for the whole family. Have a hike to add to the list? Send us a note at

PG&E, Coyote, Upper High Meadow and Wildcat Loop Trails- Rancho San Antonio

These hikes are the closest hikes to Cupertino proper and offer a range of trails and difficulty levels for the whole family. The Coyote, Wildcat, Upper High Meadow, and PG&E Trails are all within an 8.3 mile loop trail that features a river and are rated as moderate. The trail is a popular attraction for many in Cupertino, and primarily offers locals a place for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching. This loop trail is available year round.

Seven Springs Trail Loop- Freemont Older Open Space Preserve

The shortest trail on our list is the Seven Springs Trail Loop, which is a moderate 2.6 mile loop trail near Cupertino that offers scenic views featuring wildflowers and more. This trail is dog friendly, so it’s a great option to bring along your furry companion. The trail offers a number of activity options for beginning, moderate and experienced hikers and is accessible year-round.

Monte Bello Preserve Loop- Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

The Monte Bello Preserve Loop is a horse lovers dream. Featuring a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Palo Alto, this hike offers horse paths for those who would like to experience it on horseback. This hike also features beautiful scenery and wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is accessible year round and offers a range of beginner to expert level trails.

Castle Rock and Goat Rock Trail- Indian Rock Ranch

Finally, the Castle Rock and Goat Rock Trail is a 4.6 mile loop trail located near Los Gatos that is rated moderate. The area offers a lot of activities like rock climbing, mountain biking and camping and the loop trail features a waterfall.