Project Information Sheet
Trail Reroutes and Maintenance
Parker Ranch (City of Saratoga)
Background: The Parker Ranch
subdivision was constructed in the early 1980s. As a
requirement for approval of the subdivision, a number
of trail easements were designated throughout the
area. Very little maintenance has been done since
initial construction. The Trail Center has been hired
to repair damage to several trails and construct a
major reroute on the Parker Ranch Trail, which
connects to Fremont Older Open Space Preserve.
Project Description: The
maintenance project takes place on several
- Star Ridge/Diamond Oaks Trail:
Reroute approx. 400 ft. of trail; close existing
trail and restore to natural conditions; relocate
trail signs. [COMPLETED]
- Parker Ranch Trail: Approx.
2200 ft. reroute to address landslides along
Prospect Creek on lower half (1100 ft.) and
erosion/drainage problems on upper half (1100 ft.)
due to poor layout. Create drain dips as needed.
Close existing trail and restore to natural
conditions; relocate trail signs.
- Signage (various locations):
Install, relocate and replace trail signs.
- Trail closures (two
locations): Plant shrubs
and spread topsoil to close two trails.
- Bicycle barriers (two
locations): Replace and relocate
- Brushing and miscellaneous maintenance
(five locations): Clear brush to restore
full trail width. Regrade and repair tread at two
Number of Work Days: 10-11
Date of Completion: Spring 1999
- Trail Width: 3-4 ft.
- Maximum Grade: 11%
- Outslope: 2-3% (standard)
- Flagging: At grade level (consult crew
- Hazards and Other Considerations: poison oak,
wasps (possible), ticks, woodrat nests.
- Water: No water available; Trail Center will
supply as needed.
Emergency: Nearest public phone is at
Saratoga Country Club; use cell phones or neighbors
to call 911.
Hospital: Santa Clara Medical Center, 900
Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara. From Parker Ranch Rd, right
onto Prospect Rd, left on Lawrence Expy.; right onto
Homestead Rd.; left onto Kiely Blvd. and go 0.5 miles
(8.2 mi.; approx. 18 min.)
Directions: For most work days, meet at the
intersection of Parker Ranch Rd., Parker Ranch Ct.
and Prospect Rd. From Hwy. 85, go west on De Anza
Blvd. 0.5 mi., then turn left on Prospect Rd. Stay on
Prospect Rd. as it veers left over the railroad
tracks and travel approx. 0.7 mi. past the Parker
Ranch Rd. intersection. Turn left at the SECOND
Parker Ranch Rd. intersection. Check with the Trail
Center Office for changes.
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