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Guadalupe Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

A fairly easy, broad, well maintained trail through beautiful hills with views of the San Francisco South Bay Area.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

92%

Runnable

759' 231 m

High

474' 145 m

Low

417' 127 m

Up

203' 62 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Description

The Guadalupe Trail is a 2.4 mile side trip off of the Mine Hill Trail near its McAbee trailhead. It passes through beautiful, grass and wooded San Francisco South Bay Area hills. There are expansive views of the populated Bay Area on one side, and unpopulated, pristine, natural scenery on the other side.

From Mine Hill Trail, Guadalupe Trail starts gradually climbing a wooded hillside. As the trees thin, views of San Jose and the East Bay hills emerge, and the trail levels off. After a short time, it meets the Senador Mine Trail. It then turns away from the Bay Area.

The trail leaves the views of the populated Bay Area behind and gradually descends into unpopulated, pristine wooded, grass hill countryside. Views of the thickly forested Santa Cruz Mountains appear. The trail then begins a gradual climb to its highest point where it ends at the Mine Hill Trail.

Guadalupe Reservoir can be seen towards the end of the trail's final climb.

Flora & Fauna

Grass hills and wooded areas. Deer.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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The Santa Cruz Mountains offer a spectacular backdrop to any adventure in Almaden Quicksilver County Park.
Dec 11, 2016 near Cambria…, CA
A drone captures a beautiful view of the Mine Hill and Guadalupe Trail intersection.
Feb 28, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Pristine grass hills dot the landscape in Almaden Quicksilver County Park.
Dec 11, 2016 near Cambria…, CA
Smooth vetch (purple wildflowers) cover a hillside along Guadalupe Trail in April
Apr 17, 2019 near Almaden…, CA
View of Guadalupe Reservoir from the Quicksilver -McAbee Loop.
Jun 11, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Guadalupe Reservoir in April. Orange monkey flowers bloom on the bush at the left.
Apr 17, 2019 near Almaden…, CA

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