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Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

—Carl Jung
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Hiking at Saratoga Springs

Trail Map

Saratoga Springs boasts plenty of hiking opportunities from short strolls to vigorous 2-3 hour climbs.  Views of Clear Lake, the Blue Lakes and even Lake Mendocino to the west are at hand.  There are also opportunities to see some of the distinctive flora and fauna for our humble valley.

Below is a partial list of the wildlife to watch for on your hikes.

  • Blacktail Deer
  • California King Snake
  • Northern Pacific Rattlesnake
  • Giant salamander
  • Gray squirrels
  • Wild turkeys
  • Skunks
  • Racoons
  • Ospreys
  • Geese
  • Red-tailed hawks
  • Turkey vultures
  • Mountain lions
  • Bobcats
  • Northern Spotted Owl