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gem Favorite Loma Prieta (3,790 ft.) the highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains is on the right. Seen looking southwest when winding along on the Bald Peaks Trail ridge top. Pretty wildflowers all along the trail.

Bald Peaks Viewpoint

(1) Almaden…, CA
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

(7) Almaden…, CA

Recommended Routes in San Jose - 13

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Favorite Guadalupe Creek Overlook
Intermediate 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
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Favorite The trail emerges at the junction with the Stevens Creek/Tony Look Trail.
Intermediate 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
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Favorite The Santa Cruz Mountains offer a spectacular backdrop to any adventure in Almaden Quicksilver County Park.
Intermediate 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
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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 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
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Favorite Lake Grant
Intermediate Intermediate

Grant View Loop

5.5 mi 8.9 km 1,147' Up 349.73 m Up 1,147' Down 349.64 m Down

Alum Rock, CA
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Favorite Sun on the hills.
Intermediate Intermediate

Sierra Vista Preserve Loop

4.6 mi 7.4 km 1,052' Up 320.5 m Up 1,052' Down 320.66 m Down

East Fo…, CA
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Favorite Reaching the high ridge followed by Bald Peaks Trail, from Longwall Canyon Trail, on a beautiful late April afternoon.
Intermediate Intermediate

Tour of Rancho Canada del Oro

8.3 mi 13.4 km 1,558' Up 475.02 m Up 1,568' Down 477.97 m Down

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

Bald Mountain Out and Back

1.6 mi 2.5 km 110' Up 33.57 m Up 110' Down 33.54 m Down

Almaden…, CA
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Favorite Calero Reservoir near the dam, as seen from Cottle Trail.
Intermediate Intermediate

Rancho San Vicente Loop

8.4 mi 13.6 km 672' Up 204.86 m Up 672' Down 204.74 m Down

Almaden…, CA
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Favorite Nice craftsmanship on the bridges at the base of the John Nicholas Trail.
Intermediate Intermediate

John Nicholas to Skyline Shuttle

5.3 mi 8.5 km 1,115' Up 339.79 m Up 151' Down 46.08 m Down

Monte S…, CA
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Favorite The spring green hills of the Diablo Range are seen across the San Felipe Creek Valley, through a break in the trees along Brush Trail.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Snell Barn Loop

3.7 mi 5.9 km 228' Up 69.57 m Up 229' Down 69.66 m Down

Alum Rock, CA
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Favorite The trail is a narrow dirt track as it descends along the hillside.
Intermediate Intermediate

Fremont Older Open Space Loop

5.6 mi 9.0 km 928' Up 282.99 m Up 928' Down 282.85 m Down

Saratoga, CA
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Favorite A coyote crosses the Seven Springs Trail in the evening.
Intermediate Intermediate

Cora and Seven Springs Loop

2.7 mi 4.4 km 523' Up 159.47 m Up 523' Down 159.42 m Down

Saratoga, CA
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San Jose Hiking

  • 327 Miles 526 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 73 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 146 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in San Jose - 212

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9.1 mi 14.6 km #1Canada de Pala Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Seven Trees, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Seven Trees, CA
0.1 mi 0.1 km #2Bald Peaks Viewpoint Spur
Easy Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
Easy Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Bald Mountain Trail
Easy Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
Easy Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
1.5 mi 2.3 km #4Wood Road Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
6.2 mi 10.0 km #5New Almaden Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #6Alma Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Lexington Hills, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Lexington Hills, CA
5.0 mi 8.0 km #7Lisa Killough Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
2.4 mi 3.9 km #8Guadalupe Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #9Los Huecos Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Alum Rock, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Alum Rock, CA
5.1 mi 8.2 km #10John Nicholas Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA

Photos of San Jose - 504

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Sun on the hills.
Oct 18, 2016 near East Fo…, 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
Enjoy stunning views from the Priest Rock / Kennedy Trail intersection.
Feb 7, 2017 near Lexingt…, 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
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
Guadalupe Creek Overlook
Sep 28, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Spring wildflowers and green hills along Vista del Oro Trail
Mar 29, 2018 near Almaden…, CA
Mount Hamilton, 4,265 ft., with Lick Observatory on its summit, is seen to the northeast, from a field of spring wildflowers along Brush Trail.
Apr 1, 2020 near Seven T…, CA

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