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471 mi 759 km of trail 25 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 88 Trails Intermediate Trails 127 Trails Hard Trails 16 Trails
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gem Favorite While in Santa Teresa County Park, be sure to check out the restored old Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch House.

Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch

(5) Almaden…, CA
gem Favorite The Valley of the Heart's Delight (AKA San Jose and its countryside) offers a beautiful scene from the summit of Bald Mountain.

Bald Mountain Viewpoint

(7) Almaden…, CA

Recommended Routes in San Jose - 25

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Favorite The blue mountains of Santa Cruz!
Intermediate

Castle Rock Loop

3.4 mi 5.4 km 749' Up 228.18 m Up 756' Down 230.43 m Down

Monte S…, CA
Favorite West Waddell Creek trickles through a verdant forest in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Intermediate

Skyline to the Sea Trail

25.4 mi 40.9 km 1,910' Up 582.14 m Up 4,515' Down 1376.15 m Down

Saratoga, CA
Favorite Up ahead is Mt. Umunhum summit
Intermediate

Mount Umunhum Summit and Back

8.3 mi 13.3 km 1,195' Up 364.28 m Up 1,195' Down 364.29 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite The old English Camp, pictured here, was a town of about 1000 people inhabited by miners and their families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when nearby mines were active.
Intermediate

Quicksilver History Loop

8.0 mi 12.9 km 1,454' Up 443.32 m Up 1,456' Down 443.8 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite Looking north at sunset on a warm July evening. Hills were covered with dry grass from here to Mt. Diablo.
Intermediate/Difficult

Ohlone Wilderness Trail / Hidden Valley Trail

6.5 mi 10.5 km 2,083' Up 634.81 m Up 2,082' Down 634.6 m Down

Milpitas, CA
Favorite The trail emerges at the junction with the Stevens Creek/Tony Look Trail.
Intermediate

Fremont Older to Steven's Creek Reservoir Loop

7.7 mi 12.4 km 1,402' Up 427.18 m Up 1,399' Down 426.42 m Down

Saratoga, CA
Favorite The Santa Cruz Mountains offer a spectacular backdrop to any adventure in Almaden Quicksilver County Park.
Intermediate

Quicksilver - McAbee Loop CCW

4.5 mi 7.3 km 728' Up 221.89 m Up 738' Down 225.02 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite Pretty skies.
Intermediate

State Park Trifecta

28.0 mi 45.0 km 4,083' Up 1244.45 m Up 4,122' Down 1256.51 m Down

Saratoga, CA

Trails in San Jose - 206

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0.7 mi 1.1 km #1Bald Mountain Trail
Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
9.1 mi 14.6 km #2Canada de Pala Trail
Intermediate
Seven Trees, CA
Intermediate
Seven Trees, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #3Castle Rock Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
9.1 mi 14.6 km #4Alviso Slough Trail
Easy
Milpitas, CA
Easy
Milpitas, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #5Saratoga Gap Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
3.5 mi 5.6 km #7Stephen E. Abbors Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Loyola, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Loyola, CA
1.5 mi 2.3 km #8Wood Road Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
5.0 mi 8.0 km #9Lisa Killough Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
2.4 mi 3.9 km #10Guadalupe Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #11Los Huecos Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Alum Rock, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Alum Rock, CA
6.2 mi 10.0 km #12New Almaden Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
5.1 mi 8.2 km #13John Nicholas Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #14Halls Valley Trail
Intermediate
Alum Rock, CA
Intermediate
Alum Rock, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #15Alma Trail
Intermediate
Lexington Hills, CA
Intermediate
Lexington Hills, CA
5.5 mi 8.8 km #16Kennedy Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #17Stevens Creek / Tony Look Trail
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #18Seven Springs Trail
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #19Peak Meadow Trail
Difficult
Milpitas, CA
Difficult
Milpitas, CA
7.1 mi 11.4 km #20Mine Hill Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA

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Sun on the hills.
Oct 18, 2016 near East Fo…, CA
The blue mountains of Santa Cruz!
Jan 22, 2016 near Monte S…, CA
Vista from Zinfandel Trail
Oct 14, 2018 near Loyola, CA
Sunrise with clouds over the valley
Oct 17, 2017 near Loyola, CA
The old English Camp, pictured here, was a town of about 1000 people inhabited by miners and their families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when nearby mines were active.
Jan 1, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Along the Calero Creek Trail, take in the stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Mt. Umunhum in the distance.
Mar 25, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Mt. Umunhum in the distance on the left, Mt. Thayer closer, on the right, as Kennedy Trail approaches its final climb to end near Mt. El Sombroso in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Feb 24, 2017 near Lexingt…, CA
Spring wildflowers and green hills along Vista del Oro Trail
Mar 29, 2018 near Almaden…, CA