ElevationAscent: 175' 53 m
Descent: -374' -114 m
High: 851' 259 m
Low: 489' 149 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)
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“A nice wildflower trail in the spring that traverses St. Joseph's Hill Preserve.”— David Hitchcock
From this point the trail descends through the woods toward Novitiate Park on the other side of the preserve. A fence on the right hand side of the trail indicates private property immediately adjacent to the trail. More rocks and roots are encountered in this section of the trail. At roughly .9 miles, the Flume Trail breaks off to the left while the Jones Trail continues straight ahead. At 1 mile, the trail descends more steeply to its terminus in Novitiate Park, where the woods open up as it enters the park. An informational kiosk in the park provides information about the preserve and a map with the trails on it.
From this point, you can turn around and follow the trail back to your car or take the Flume Trail back to where it joins the Jones Trail as an alternative loop.
Rabbits, lizards, and various species of birds can be seen and heard along the trail.
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Land Manager: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space