John Nicholas Trail to Lake Ranch Reservoir

From the Black Road trailhead, hike along John Nicholas Trail. This is by far the easiest of all of the trails at Sanborn Park, with ample width to the trail and very reasonable grading. Return back the way you came after reaching the reservoir for a total distance of 2.8 miles, or add the trail along the right side of the lake, which extends for 0.5 mile, to make the total distance 3.8 miles. You can continue the trail downhill to Sanborn Road, past the lake, but this stretch is a steep 0.6 miles in one direction.

Social Share Toolbar