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Sanborn County Park Hike (Saratoga) 
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:00am
 
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Enjoy the pristine trails of Sanborn Park on July 14 with Tom Lee. We will hike through a lushly wooded park with redwood and tanbark oak trees. This hike will be about 2 miles long with an elevation gain of 250 feet. The trail starts with an easy climb and continues until we reach Welch House. Then we’ll retrace our steps back to the trailhead. The historic Welch-Hurst house was built in 1892 as a gentleman’s working ranch and family retreat. In later years it became a hostel until its closure in 2010.

Some plants seen in past years during this season include ocean spray, toyon and wood rose; we may also see red-winged blackbirds.

We’ll meet at the park entrance off of Sanborn Road. Hike start time is 10:00am. There is a park entrance fee of $6 per vehicle. Please bring sturdy shoes, appropriate layering, a hat and lunch.

To reach Sanborn Park proceed 2 miles west of Saratoga on Hwy. 9 to Sanborn Rd. Turn left on Sanborn Rd., then travel another mile to the park entrance.

RSVP is required to join the hike. RSVPs will open up one week before the event. No drop-ins please and space is limited. See the instructions at the beginning of this Field Trips section to RSVP on Meetup.

Location Sanborn County Park Hike (Saratoga)
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