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Prospect #3 Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

A connector between New Almaden Trail, Randol Trail, and Mine Hill Trail


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

74%

Runnable

1,352' 412 m

High

828' 252 m

Low

535' 163 m

Up

11' 3 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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Description

This connector trail goes uphill.

From the Prospect #3 Trail junction with New Almaden Trail, grass hills dotted with trees are climbed. After about .2 miles, the Randol Trail junction is reached. Crossing Randol Trail, Prospect #3 Trail continues uphill through the grass hills until the last 1/3 mile when the trail enters woods. The terrain is steep enough in these woods that the final section is a series of switchbacks. The trail emerges from these woods at its junction with Mine Hill Trail.

Views from San Francisco/Oakland down to San Jose and further south can be seen from the open areas.

Flora & Fauna

Grass and wooded hills. Deer.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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A late winter afternoon glows in bright pink hues on the Prospect #3 Trail.
Dec 22, 2016 near Almaden…, CA
Orange California poppies, green hills, blue skies and distant hills in April at the Mine Hill/Prospect #3 trail junction.
Apr 17, 2019 near Almaden…, CA
Field of lupines (blue wildflowers) along Prospect #3 Trail in April.
Apr 17, 2019 near Almaden…, CA
Delicate little purple flowers mark an early sign of spring in early February on the Prospect #3 Trail.
Feb 5, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Heading down through the wildflowers at the top of Prospect #3 Trail in April.
Apr 17, 2019 near Almaden…, CA
Sunset from the Prospect #3 Trail can be spectacular.
Dec 22, 2016 near Almaden…, CA

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