Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of Lexington Reservoir, Sillicon Valley and the Diablo Range from the trail.
3.5 miles one-way; no car shuttle possible
From: Montevina Road Trailhead
To: Serenity Trail Overlook
Park at the trailhead on Montevina Road (very limited parking) and access the trail via the Montevina Ridge Trail. Bypass the summit of Mount El Sereno, the preserve’s namesake, as you follow the Aquinas Trail through the preserve. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of Lexington Reservoir, Sillicon Valley and the Diablo Range from the trail. Wind your way through an exposed chaparral community with meadows at higher elevations and a few shaded bay laurel stands near Trout Creek. When you reach the Serenity Trail Overlook, pause and enjoy – you will see the future wildlife and trail crossing at Highway 17!
This trail was dedicated in 2021 and is not included in the 2019 guidebook. For details on trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.
For more resources to plan your trip, visit our Trail Tools page.