Often called Grant Ranch in honor of Joseph Grant, who once owned this vast, mountainous tract east of San Jose, the park still has plentiful reminders of its ranching heritage: old windmills, rusty barbed-wire fences, ponds to store drinking water for thirsty bovines.
Most of Grant’s 50-plus miles of trails are dusty roads from the ranching era, many steep enough to convey the advantages of horse-powered travel. The rewards of enduring Grant’s hills include colorful wildflower displays in mid-spring and an entertaining chorus of birdcalls throughout the year.
Click the above link for suggested hikes. Note: My spies tell me flower season is not quite in full swing at Grant. Perhaps in a couple weeks.