Meet at the Preserve parking lot on Prospect Road in Cupertino. Exit Highway 85 at De Anza Boulevard. (From northbound 85 turn left on De Anza Blvd. and from southbound 85 turn right on De Anza Blvd.) Travel on De Anza Blvd. (toward the mountains) for about 0.5 miles. Turn right on Prospect Rd. At the first stop sign, turn left and cross the railroad tracks to remain on Prospect Rd. Follow Prospect Rd. for 1.3 miles, turning left after the Saratoga Country Club, until you reach the Preserve parking lot.
Bring your well-behaved dog and enjoy a leisurely stroll through this Preserve with docents Patty Lovelace and Dave Kocsis to learn the history of the area and it’s former owners, Fremont and Cora Older. You’ll begin the hike climbing the Creekside Trail (which passes close to “Woodhills” the historic Older house and the “pet cemetery”) and continue on up the Hayfield Trail to Hunter’s Point for some excellent views of the valley. The hike route will then complete the Seven Springs Loop Trail to finish on the Cora Older Trail. Please bring proper clean-up supplies for your canine companion. (Note: Arrive early to find parking.) Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after March 16.