Hidden Saratoga Creek Trail in La Rinconada Area of Los Gatos, Calif.

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Hidden Saratoga Creek Trail in La Rinconada Area of Los Gatos, Calif. 

by Michelle Carr Crowe

This hidden Saratoga Creek Trail located in the La Rinconada Area of Los Gatos, Calif. truly is "a secret place"-the trail opening is located between two houses! (Click this link or photo below to see video).

While driving to the very end of Bicknell Road in Los Gatos, Calif., there are parking spaces to the left before reaching the dead end of the cul-de-sac. This is open "public" parking for the few who know about this trail.

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The very first home I helped a client buy was on Bicknell Road in Los Gatos, which is where I learned about this hidden trail from the owners. The buyers and I almost missed the hidden trail opening the first time we went to check it out. Just when you fear you're about to invade someone's privacy, you finally see the entrance.

During the fall and winter months, there is a small rivulet, Saratoga Creek, that runs along much of the trail. In the summer, Saratoga Creek is almost always dry, although there are some wet areas.

The Hidden Saratoga Creek Trail opening is located between two residential homes: 685 and 687 Bicknell Road. (click this link or the photo to see the Hidden Saratoga Creek Trail Los Gatos, Calif. video.) Hidden Saratoga Creek Trail La Rinconada Los Gatos Calif. blog video image

The trail is about a medium as far as difficulty, mainly for the rough uneven terrain. There is no guardrail, so it is best for adults and older children with supervision. Not recommended for seniors who need assistance (walkers, canes or wheelchairs). While not too steep, this hidden Saratoga Creek trail does have a constant downward range (or an upward one if coming from the opposite direction).

The trail ends at another hidden gem in the neighborhood, La Rinconada Park. 

La Rinconada Park features a par course, benches, drinking fountains, doggy "doo-doo" bag dispensers, picnic benches, a playground, expansive grassy play areas, a tire swing and a tennis court.




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Comments (4)

Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Michelle: I love trails like this where I can walk my dogs. And that it then ends up at a park. Great find!

Sep 07, 2013 06:40 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Is the trail an asset or liability? I can understand if the local residents would want access to a trail for your walks or walking a pet, but how about people you might not want wandering in neighborhood.

Sep 07, 2013 07:54 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Cool video Michelle, is this a public trail or a private access to the park?  Clearly a well hidden gem that is likely only known to a few locals.

Sep 08, 2013 08:27 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
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Hella, many residents here agree with you.

Joe, I've always considered it an asset.

Bob, it's not gated, but it's definitely only known about by the neighbors-and they like this private trail. I've walked it myself several times over the years.

Sep 08, 2013 08:32 AM