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Outdoor Adventures in Silicon Valley


Downtown Sunnyvale and Silicon Valley boasts over 300 days of sun a year—now that’s impressive! And perfect for taking advantage of all the exciting outdoor adventures that await you in Silicon Valley. Just another perk of living at The Flats and Flats West!

Here are three outdoor adventures in Silicon Valley you won’t want to miss.

Castle Rock State Park

Spend a day at Castle Rock State Park and find yourself surrounded by natural beauty—from lush forests to caverns to sweeping panoramic views of Monterey Bay. You can hike the park’s 34 miles of rugged and beautiful trails along one of the highest ridges in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Backpacking, camping, and horseback riding is also available. Rock climbers will love exploring the sandstone outcrops, boulder formations, and caverns in the park. And people come from all over to check out the high-elevation coast redwoods and black oaks.

Note: There is no cell reception within the park. Dogs are not allowed. Bicycles are allowed on the Skyline Trail.

Monte Bello Preserve

Mountain bikers flock to Monte Bello Preserve—Italian for “Beautiful Mountain”—and for good reason. This 3,436-acre open space preserve is quite spectacular—with creeks, forests, and rolling grasslands. You’ll be smack in the middle of a diverse ecosystem and in a good spot to observe wildlife. Explore the multiuse trails by foot or on your mountain bike—including single-track steep and rugged trails that experienced bicyclists with technical experience and skills will thoroughly enjoy. Play hard, ride safe, and savor the amazing views. Check ahead for trail conditions and seasonal closures, including possible preserve closures due to mountain lion research. Helmets are required and you must ride only on designated trails.

Garrod Farms Estate Winery & Stables

What could be more magical than spending an afternoon enjoying a guided trail ride with views of the vineyards and Silicon Valley—followed by a wine tasting. Welcome to Garrod Farms—a family-owned estate winery and stables. You’ll enjoy a relaxed ride in the beautiful Saratoga foothills with mesmerizing views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sign up for the Wine Rides—a trail ride and then wine tasting with delicious sandwiches and cheeses. You can make your reservations online and get all the details. Take in the wonder of 28 acres of vineyards—and learn about the wine-making process. Garrod Farms is 100% estate-grown, certified organic and certified sustainable. And their Garden Patio is available for private events.

Come Home to Luxury

At the end of a long day of outdoor recreation and fun, you’ll appreciate coming home to the serenity, amenities, and luxury of The Flats and Flats West. Location really is everything! Looking for new luxury apartments in Downtown Sunnyvale or Silicon Valley? Book a tour today and discover what it feels like to love coming home!

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