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Figueroa Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

A beautiful and serene wooded and grassland trail.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

98%

Runnable

817' 249 m

High

520' 159 m

Low

315' 96 m

Up

31' 9 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

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The park is open 8 a.m. to sunset. There is no fee when parking in the trailhead parking area.

Description

Figueroa Trail is a beautiful, lightly used trail that can be combined with other trails to make a loop through the grass and wooded hills of Calero County Park. From the parking area, take Oak Cove Trail for 0.2 miles to find Figueroa Trail. Turn left onto Figueroa Trail. After about 0.15 miles there is a trail junction. Go right at this trail junction to continue on Figueroa Trail. The left spur of this trail junction ends almost immediately at a gate.

From here, Figueroa Trail follows McKean Road on the left (east), which then gives way to a local road and a few farm houses to the left. To the right (west), a grass and wooded hill rises above the trail. The trail is wide and fairly open here. About 0.8 miles from its trail start, Figueroa Trail veers right (west), leaves "civilization" behind, and heads up a wooded creek valley between two hills. This creek is Calero Creek, a seasonal creek that flows into Calero Reservoir.

After another 0.6 miles (1.4 miles from its trail start), Figueroa Trail passes two trails junctions; Canada Del Oro Trail is passed first on the left, followed by Vallecito Trail on the right. Figueroa Trail then begins to climb gradually. As it climbs, it emerges from the woods to go through grass hills with stands of trees, mostly oak trees.

Figueroa Trail then ends at a trail junction with Pena Trail and Serpentine Loop Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Deer. Oak woods and grasslands.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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Photos

Pena Trail meanders on grass ridge with the Santa Cruz Mountains in the distance, to the south.
Jan 6, 2018 near Almaden…, CA
Figueroa Trail runs along a wooded and grass hillside with a seasonal stream below the trail, on the left.
Jan 6, 2018 near Almaden…, CA
A colorful thistle next to Pena Trail
Mar 4, 2019 near Almaden…, CA
Horses enjoying the serenity of the lightly used Figueroa Trail
Jan 6, 2018 near Almaden…, CA
Leisurely hill climb on the west side of the loop heading toward Calero Reservoir. On a warm day, the open terrain makes you appreciate your bottle of water.
Apr 1, 2019 near Almaden…, CA
Emerging from the woods into the grass hills of Figueroa Trail
Jan 6, 2018 near Almaden…, CA

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