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Boccardo Loop Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer loop
73% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 778' 237 m
Descent: -786' -240 m
High: 1,813' 552 m
Low: 1,029' 314 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

If you want a more challenging run, the Boccardo Loop Trail has the hills you are looking for.

Kristen Arendt

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No parking along Sierra Road.

Runner Notes

While the hills on this trail are a bit more challenging compared to the rest of the preserve, they still aren't too demanding for you to enjoy a quick run around this loop.

Description

The Boccardo Loop Trail is a great loop on the western edge of the Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve. The trail starts from the end of the Sierra Vista Trail, and no matter which direction you go from this junction, you'll start the loop on a downhill. Going counterclockwise, you are faced wth a steady mile-long downhill. Shortly after starting the loop, you'll pass the Boccardo Loop Spur on the left-hand side.

The trail passed through grassy hillsides and oak woodlands with views of Santa Clara Valley and Mt Hamilton. On a clear day, you can even see all the way to San Francisco. After about a mile and a half, the trail starts to climb, and you'll regain the elevation that you lost on the first half of the loop as you climb back to your start point with the junction with the Sierra Vista Trail.

The trail doesn't have much shade, so be sure to bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen especially on a clear summer day.

Flora & Fauna

Oaks and sycamore.

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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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Jan 31, 2017
Richard Forbes
Ran/walked from eagle Rock picnic area in alum park to the Todd quick trail to the boccardo loop and spur then back down. feet hurt... 6mi

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what a view, what a hike
Mar 18, 2018 near East Fo…, CA

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