Boccardo Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 778' 237 m
Descent: -786' -240 m
High: 1,813' 552 m
Low: 1,029' 314 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“If you want a more challenging run, the Boccardo Loop Trail has the hills you are looking for.”— Kristen Arendt
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.
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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks