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Sanborn County Park

Sanborn County Park

May 04, 2020

San Jose happens to be surrounded by spectacular natural areas, including Sanborn County Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The park trails are currently open on weekdays for safe, socially distanced walking and hiking.

Less than 30 minutes from Alura Inn, Sanborn County Park makes for the perfect day trip to escape the city for a bit. We’ll share some information about this enormous, 3,453-acre wooded area for future visits.

It turns out you don’t have to wander far from San Jose to find redwood forests. Nestled between Saratoga and Skyline Boulevard, this is a lushly forested area, and even has a sequoia grove or two.

Taking John Nicholas Trail about half-a-mile upwards you’ll reach Lake Ranch Reservoir, a pleasant little pond that sometimes is home to ducks, frogs, and egrets.

The park is open year round from 8 am to sunset, and vehicle entry fees are collected year round. So for your next visit to Alura Inn, plan for some snapshots in the wild wooded areas outside of San Jose.

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