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Providencia Trail

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A short, scenic detour from Mine Hill Trail that also accesses Enriquita Trail.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

84%

Runnable

1,306' 398 m

High

1,013' 309 m

Low

299' 91 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

Description

Providencia Trail starts at a sharp bend in Mine Hill Trail, 2.5 miles from the McAbee entrance to Quicksilver Park. It begins in a heavily wooded area. Soon the woods give way to lower brush. Views of Guadalupe Reservoir below, and the Santa Cruz Mountains can be seen to the right of the trail.

At the 0.4-mile mark of Providencia Trail, Enriquita Trail is passed on the right. Providencia Trail continues on, and begins to gradual climb through a mix of brush and grass, with more views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. A few hundred yards after going around a U-turn bend, Providencia Trail rejoins Mine Hill Trail about 3.2 miles from the McAbee entrance to Quicksilver Park.

Flora & Fauna

Grass, brush, and woods. Deer.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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The Santa Cruz Mountains are on the right when looking northwest on the Providencia Trail.
Jan 5, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Mt. Umunhum (left) and Mt. Thayer (right) loom in the distant Santa Cruz Mountains from the Enriquita Trail.
Jan 5, 2017 near Almaden…, CA

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