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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 - 9

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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 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 Lake Grant
Intermediate

Grant View Loop

5.5 mi 8.9 km 1,147' Up 349.73 m Up 1,147' Down 349.64 m Down

Alum Rock, CA
Favorite Sun on the hills.
Intermediate

Sierra Vista Preserve Loop

4.6 mi 7.4 km 1,052' Up 320.5 m Up 1,052' Down 320.66 m Down

East Fo…, CA
Favorite Loma Prieta at 3,786 ft., and other Santa Cruz Mountains are the backdrop to the grass and wooded hills of Rancho Canada del Oro, looking southwest from Bald Peaks Trail
Intermediate

Tour of Rancho Canada del Oro

8.3 mi 13.4 km 1,558' Up 475.02 m Up 1,568' Down 477.97 m Down

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

Bald Mountain Out and Back

1.6 mi 2.5 km 110' Up 33.57 m Up 110' Down 33.54 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite Calero Reservoir near the dam, as seen from Cottle Trail.
Intermediate

Rancho San Vicente Loop

8.4 mi 13.6 km 672' Up 204.86 m Up 672' Down 204.74 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite 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.
Easy/Intermediate

Snell Barn Loop

3.7 mi 5.9 km 228' Up 69.57 m Up 229' Down 69.66 m Down

Alum Rock, CA

San Jose Running

  • 320 Miles 516 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 68 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 65 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in San Jose - 127

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9.1 mi 14.6 km #1Canada de Pala Trail
Intermediate
Seven Trees, CA
Intermediate
Seven Trees, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Bald Mountain Trail
Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
1.5 mi 2.3 km #3Wood Road Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
6.2 mi 10.0 km #4New Almaden Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #5Alma Trail
Intermediate
Lexington Hills, CA
Intermediate
Lexington Hills, CA
5.0 mi 8.0 km #6Lisa Killough Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
2.4 mi 3.9 km #7Guadalupe Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #8Los Huecos Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Alum Rock, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Alum Rock, CA
5.5 mi 8.8 km #9Kennedy Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #10Halls Valley Trail
Intermediate
Alum Rock, CA
Intermediate
Alum Rock, CA

Photos of San Jose - 482

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Sun on the hills.
Oct 18, 2016 near East Fo…, 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
Enjoy stunning views from the Priest Rock / Kennedy Trail intersection.
Feb 7, 2017 near Lexingt…, CA
Mount Hamilton, 4,265 ft., with Lick Observatory on its summit, is seen to the northeast, from a field of spring wildflowers along Brush Trail.
Apr 1, 2020 near Seven T…, CA
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