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Snell Barn Loop

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 3.3 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

One of Santa Clara County Parks' "Magnificent 7" hikes.


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3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Loop

1,563' 477 m

High

1,407' 429 m

Low

228' 70 m

Up

229' 70 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Level trails and abundant wildlife make this loop a treat for kids.

Overview

Take a leisurely hike around Halls Valley with Snell Barn as your central landmark.

Description

Start in the parking lot and take the paved path south to the Snell Trail. Go through the first gate on the left where the dirt trail starts. At the first fork in the path, stay to the right to approach vistas of Snell Barn—the designated landmark for this hike. Continue on the loop around the valley to the Lower San Felipe Trail, Corral Trail, Hotel Trail, and Barn Trail back to the Snell Trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

James Mayled

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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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.
Apr 1, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA
Snell Barn is nestled in the Diablo Range hills of Joseph D. Grant County Park. Springtime along (Lower) San Felipe Trail.
Mar 28, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA
Hills of the Diablo Range to the northeast of Snell Trail. San Felipe Creek is in the valley ahead, and Mt Hamilton, 4,265 ft. center right with snow on it, is hidden in clouds.
Mar 28, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA
Barn Trail crosses the Bass Lake outlet creek on a sturdy bridge here, near where it empties into San Felipe Creek, followed by another sturdy bridge over San Felipe Creek.
May 29, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA
Snell Barn
Sep 30, 2017 near Alum Rock, CA
Snell Barn in the Diablo Range hills of Joseph D. Grant County Park. Mt. Hamilton, 4,265 ft., is in the distance toward the right. Lick Observatory can be seen at the top of Mt. Hamilton.
Mar 28, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA

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