“A lovely trail in Sierra Vista Preserve with great views of the surrounding area.”
— Kristen Arendt
Birding · Views
No parking along Sierra Road.
The Sierra Vista Trail
is a great trail traversing the hillside and connecting the Boccardo Loop Trail
to the Upper Calavera Fault Trail
. The trail is a gradual downhill heading west to east with a couple steeper sections at just under a mile and a mile and a half.
The trail winds through the hills, giving you glimpses of Penitencia and Arroyo Aguague canyons and downtown San Jose. A run around sunset will not disappoint, as the views are enhanced by the setting sun.
Flora & Fauna
Typical grasslands and live oak woodlands. Some birds such as hawks and woodpeckers.