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Washburn Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.0 mile 6.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,484' 452 m
Descent: -681' -207 m
High: 2,942' 897 m
Low: 1,469' 448 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Leashed
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Trail shared by Lindy Charter

Mostly exposed fire road with sustained climbs through grasslands, spring wildflowers and sparse woods.

Lindy Charter

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Pass through the gate at Mt. Hamilton Road and follow the fire road past the white Washburn barn. After a slight dip to cross a (usually dry) stream bed, the trail climbs for the next two miles with some short, but steep stretches. Great panoramic views of San Jose and the surrounding hills on clear days.

Flora & Fauna

deer, bobcat, coyote

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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Apr 23, 2020
Joan Pendleton

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Heading into the Diablo Range hills, the historic Washburn Barn is ahead, as Washburn Trail passes spring wildflowers in the green grasses.
Apr 8, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA
A small creek runs through this wide high creek valley, with a marshy area along the creek, at the Washburn/Canada de Pala trail junction.
Apr 15, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA

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