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Enriquita Trail

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A scenic spur off Providencia Trail to the area of the old Enriquita Mine.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

1,027' 313 m

High

762' 232 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

265' 81 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Description

Enriquita Trail is accessed by taking the Providencia Trail detour from Mine Hill Trail. After going about 0.4 miles on Providencia Trail, one comes to Enriquita Trail.

Enriquita Trail starts off descending gradually through brush and grasslands. Almost immediately, it goes around a U-turn bend, and comes upon Providencia Pond below, to the left of the trail. Shortly after passing Providencia Pond, as Enriquita Trail continues to descend, the brush becomes denser and intermingled with wooded sections.

After going around a second U-turn bend, Enriquita Trail reaches its destination, a piece of old mining equipment, in this area that was the site of the old Enriquita Mine, a cinnabar (mercury ore) mine.

Views of Guadalupe Reservoir below and the Santa Cruz Mountains can be seen from this scenic trail.

Flora & Fauna

Grass, brush, and woods. Deer.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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Mt. Umunhum (left) and Mt. Thayer (right) loom in the distant Santa Cruz Mountains from the Enriquita Trail.
Jan 5, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
The Santa Cruz Mountains are on the right when looking northwest on the Providencia Trail.
Jan 5, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
A piece of old mining equipment clutters the otherwise-beautiful site of the old Enriquita Mine.
Jan 5, 2017 near Almaden…, CA

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