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A connector between New Almaden Trail, Randol Trail, and Mine Hill Trail


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

1,352' 412 m

High

828' 252 m

Low

535' 163 m

Up

11' 3 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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Description

This connector trail goes uphill.

From the Prospect #3 Trail junction with New Almaden Trail, grass hills dotted with trees are climbed. After about .2 miles, the Randol Trail junction is reached. Crossing Randol Trail, Prospect #3 Trail continues uphill through the grass hills until the last 1/3 mile when the trail enters woods. The terrain is steep enough in these woods that the final section is a series of switchbacks. The trail emerges from these woods at its junction with Mine Hill Trail.

Views from San Francisco/Oakland down to San Jose and further south can be seen from the open areas.

Flora & Fauna

Grass and wooded hills. Deer.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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Photos

A late winter afternoon glows in bright pink hues on the Prospect #3 Trail.
Dec 22, 2016 near Almaden…, CA
Orange California poppies, green hills, blue skies and distant hills in April at the Mine Hill/Prospect #3 trail junction.
Apr 17, 2019 near Almaden…, CA
Field of lupines (blue wildflowers) along Prospect #3 Trail in April.
Apr 17, 2019 near Almaden…, CA
Lengthening late afternoon shadows with Almaden Valley below in the distance, at the foot of the Almaden Hills. The Diablo Range is in the far distance, with Mt. Hamilton and Copernicus Peak left center.  Heading down Prospect #3 Trail.
Dec 19, 2021 near Almaden…, CA
Delicate little purple flowers mark an early sign of spring in early February on the Prospect #3 Trail.
Feb 5, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Heading down through the wildflowers at the top of Prospect #3 Trail in April.
Apr 17, 2019 near Almaden…, CA

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