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Virl O. Norton Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
78% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 474' 145 m
Descent: -98' -30 m
High: 907' 276 m
Low: 442' 135 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Joan Pendleton

A wide, open trail with views of the countryside south of San Jose.

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Description

The Virl O. Norton Trail begins at the Mockingbird Entrance to Quicksilver Park. The first .6 miles is flat and skirts the edge of farms and houses that are to the left of the trail. The trail then leaves the developed countryside, and begins climbing through grass and brush lands that are dotted with stands of trees. The views of the countryside south of San Jose get better and better as the trail climbs. Virl O, Norton Trail ends at Hacienda Trail.

A popular short 4.2-mile loop from the Quicksilver Park Mockingbird Entrance is Virl O. Norton Trail and Hacienda Trail that also starts at the Mockingbird Entrance.

Flora & Fauna

Grass, brush, stands of trees. Deer.

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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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The countryside south of San Jose looks absolutely gorgeous from the Virl O. Norton Trail.
Jan 17, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Looking out towards the hills south of San Jose, California.
Dec 23, 2016 near Almaden…, CA
January is a great time to experience the Virl O. Norton Trail.
Jan 17, 2017 near Almaden…, CA

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