west pa born and raised
What are some good trails (preferably not too hilly) in the south Bay Area? 12/8/2012 4:12PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
My family moved to the south bay area last year (job and the school system is good apparently for my little sister) and though I'm in college, I'll be there for a few weeks for winter break (around the Mountain View area). I haven't spent an extended period of time at home in the last year (work etc) but I'll be spending a couple weeks there.. are there any good places to run? The times I've been there, I've been kind of bored because it seems like there aren't many good trails that aren't super hilly.. while I don't mind hills, I'd prefer not to run up a mountain and back down for each run. So far I've found Rancho San Antonio, but if I don't feel like doing all the hills I just run back and forth on the first part of the trail which gets old fast. I'm going to be running ~100 mpw so some variety would be nice. Are there any other good places to run? Even quiet areas without traffic lights (and not necessarily trails) would be nice. Does anyone know if there are any running groups in the area as well? Thanks.
T. Rex
RE: What are some good trails (preferably not too hilly) in the south Bay Area? 12/8/2012 4:22PM - in reply to west pa born and raised Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Quicksilver County Park
Siroucity
RE: What are some good trails (preferably not too hilly) in the south Bay Area? 12/8/2012 4:23PM - in reply to west pa born and raised Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Santa Cruz
west pa born and raised
RE: What are some good trails (preferably not too hilly) in the south Bay Area? 12/8/2012 4:24PM - in reply to Siroucity Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I've heard Santa Cruz is good.. a bit of a drive but once in a while I guess I wouldn't mind..
cluelessyank
RE: What are some good trails (preferably not too hilly) in the south Bay Area? 12/8/2012 4:38PM - in reply to west pa born and raised Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Flat trails are hard to find in that area, but if you don't mind wind, check out the Baylands right along the bay. I'm most familiar with the Mountain View/Palo Alto part of it:

http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/parks/preserves/baylands.asp

The hills of Rancho will make you strong, so be sure to include some of them.