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462 mi 744 km of trail 25 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 87 Trails Intermediate Trails 127 Trails Hard Trails 16 Trails
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gem Favorite While in Santa Teresa County Park, be sure to check out the restored old Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch House.

Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch

(5) Almaden…, CA
gem Favorite The Valley of the Heart's Delight (AKA San Jose and its countryside) offers a beautiful scene from the summit of Bald Mountain.

Bald Mountain Viewpoint

(6) Almaden…, CA

Recommended Routes in San Jose - 24

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Favorite The blue mountains of Santa Cruz!
Intermediate

Castle Rock Loop

3.4 mi 5.4 km 749' Up 228.18 m Up 756' Down 230.43 m Down

Monte S…, CA
Favorite Guadalupe Creek Overlook
Intermediate

Mount Umunhum Summit and Back

8.3 mi 13.3 km 1,195' Up 364.28 m Up 1,195' Down 364.29 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite West Waddell Creek trickles through a verdant forest in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Intermediate

Skyline to the Sea Trail

25.4 mi 40.9 km 1,910' Up 582.14 m Up 4,515' Down 1376.15 m Down

Saratoga, CA
Favorite The old English Camp, pictured here, was a town of about 1000 people inhabited by miners and their families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when nearby mines were active.
Intermediate

Quicksilver History Loop

8.0 mi 12.9 km 1,454' Up 443.32 m Up 1,456' Down 443.8 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite The trail emerges at the junction with the Stevens Creek/Tony Look Trail.
Intermediate

Fremont Older to Steven's Creek Reservoir Loop

7.7 mi 12.4 km 1,402' Up 427.18 m Up 1,399' Down 426.42 m Down

Saratoga, CA
Favorite The Santa Cruz Mountains offer a spectacular backdrop to any adventure in Almaden Quicksilver County Park.
Intermediate

Quicksilver - McAbee Loop CCW

4.5 mi 7.3 km 728' Up 221.89 m Up 738' Down 225.02 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite Pretty skies.
Intermediate

State Park Trifecta

28.0 mi 45.0 km 4,083' Up 1244.45 m Up 4,122' Down 1256.51 m Down

Saratoga, CA
Favorite Fremont and Hayward from Mission Peak with the windy Ohlone Wilderness Trail in the front
Intermediate/Difficult

Ohlone Wilderness Trail / Hidden Valley Trail

6.5 mi 10.5 km 2,083' Up 634.81 m Up 2,082' Down 634.6 m Down

Milpitas, CA

Trails in San Jose - 205

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0.7 mi 1.1 km #1Bald Mountain Trail
Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
9.1 mi 14.6 km #2Canada de Pala Trail
Intermediate
Seven Trees, CA
Intermediate
Seven Trees, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #3Castle Rock Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
3.5 mi 5.6 km #4Stephen E. Abbors Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Loyola, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Loyola, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #5Saratoga Gap Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
1.5 mi 2.3 km #7Wood Road Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
5.0 mi 8.0 km #8Lisa Killough Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
2.4 mi 3.9 km #9Guadalupe Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #10Los Huecos Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Alum Rock, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Alum Rock, CA
6.2 mi 10.0 km #11New Almaden Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
5.1 mi 8.2 km #12John Nicholas Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #13Halls Valley Trail
Intermediate
Alum Rock, CA
Intermediate
Alum Rock, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #14Alma Trail
Intermediate
Lexington Hills, CA
Intermediate
Lexington Hills, CA
5.5 mi 8.8 km #15Kennedy Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #16Stevens Creek / Tony Look Trail
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
3.5 mi 5.6 km #17Arrowhead Loop Trail
Intermediate
Morgan Hill, CA
Intermediate
Morgan Hill, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #18Seven Springs Trail
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
7.1 mi 11.4 km #19Mine Hill Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #20Peak Meadow Trail
Difficult
Milpitas, CA
Difficult
Milpitas, CA

Photos of San Jose - 631

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Sun on the hills.
Oct 18, 2016 near East Fo…, CA
The blue mountains of Santa Cruz!
Jan 22, 2016 near Monte S…, CA
Vista from Zinfandel Trail
Oct 14, 2018 near Loyola, CA
Sunrise with clouds over the valley
Oct 17, 2017 near Loyola, CA
The old English Camp, pictured here, was a town of about 1000 people inhabited by miners and their families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when nearby mines were active.
Jan 1, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Along the Calero Creek Trail, take in the stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Mt. Umunhum in the distance.
Mar 25, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Mt. Umunhum in the distance on the left, Mt. Thayer closer, on the right, as Kennedy Trail approaches its final climb to end near Mt. El Sombroso in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Feb 24, 2017 near Lexingt…, CA
Spring wildflowers and green hills along Vista del Oro Trail
Mar 29, 2018 near Almaden…, CA