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McCreery Lake Trail

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Wooded trail from a small lake, McCreery Lake.


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Map Key

0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Point to Point

1,638' 499 m

High

1,615' 492 m

Low

2' 1 m

Up

25' 8 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Wildflowers

Open 8 a.m. to sunset.

Description

McCreery Lake Trail is a short trail through thin woods. It starts at McCreery Lake and the Loop/McCreery Lake/Lakeview Trail junction found at the 0.4 mile mark along Loop Trail. From here, McCreery Lake Trail runs along McCreery Lake that is to the right, for a short ways to the lake's outlet where there is a small spillway. After winter and spring rains, this spillway can be underwater, and so the trail can be impassable here. As waters subside, the spillway area dries out and the trail continues across the spillway and veers left, leaving McCreery Lake behind.

Continuing on in the woods, the woods become thinner with much sunshine beaming through. A wooded creek valley drops off to the left. To the right, it can also be wet, so the trail is raised on a small dike-like ridge here. McCreery Lake Trail ends after 0.4 miles, at Halls Valley Trail about 0.5 miles from a parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Thin, pretty woods. Spring wildflowers.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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A short, wildflower covered, grassy stretch of the wooded McCreery Lake Trail.
May 29, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA
Tiny McCreery Lake, set in the wooded and grass hills, is found at the trail junction of Loop, McCreery Lake, and Lakeview Trails in Joseph D. Grant county Park.
May 29, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA

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May 3, 2020
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