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Seven Springs Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (5)

A singletrack trail through shady tree groves and sunny hilltops.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Point to Point

895' 273 m

High

551' 168 m

Low

344' 105 m

Up

288' 88 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

Seven Springs is used as part of the Fremont Older Open Space Loop.

The first part of this trail descends a constant downward grade that will incite speedy leg revolutions that, if left untempered, can cause hikers to experience difficulty tracking their stride and result in exciting disorientation.

You plunge below the tree canopy feeling grateful for the reprieve from the beating sun and weave toward the bottom of a small valley, passing some natural springs that sometimes trickle across the trail. At the floor you'll arrive at an intersection with Ranch Road, just cross straight over, relish the final bit of shade and continue on Seven Springs as it races back uphill and straight into the furnace.

Be sure to hike with water, as a hot day out here can dehydrate you quickly in these exposed areas. Seven springs does not relent after this turn upward; it continues to steadily gain elevation, with only the briefest of level sections to encourage your resilience, and culminates in the terrain grade zenith of this hike, which upon first glance might appear slightly intimidating for those just getting into hiking.

This is Hunter's Point, which technically is not on the Seven Springs Trail but on an off-shooting segment called Woodhills Loop Trail. Catch your breath here and continue the Fremont Older Open Space Loop.

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Photos

The sun sets over Hunter's Point.
Mar 26, 2017 near Cupertino, CA
The trail is a narrow dirt track as it descends along the hillside.
May 15, 2016 near Cupertino, CA
View near Hunters Point
May 23, 2015 near Cupertino, CA
A view of Hayfield Trail and the surrounding countryside, looking south from near Hunters Point.
Jan 10, 2020 near Cupertino, CA
A coyote crosses the Seven Springs Trail in the evening.
Mar 26, 2017 near Cupertino, CA
View from the trail through the trees
May 23, 2015 near Cupertino, CA

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Sep 9, 2020
Miguel Ochoa
Aug 25, 2020
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Jun 19, 2020
Miguel Ochoa
Jun 15, 2019
Madhav S
Jun 9, 2019
Andrew Casey-Clyde
Jan 12, 2019
Abbie P
Dec 30, 2018
Laura Golubeva
2.8mi
Dec 27, 2018
Elizabeth Bee
Excellent in Cool weather — too exposes to be comfortable in the heat.