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Figueroa Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 312' 95 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 819' 250 m
Low: 510' 156 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by Joan Pendleton

A beautiful and serene wooded and grassland trail.

Joan Pendleton

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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. Take the Access Trail from the parking area to find Figueroa Trail. At the end of the Access Trail is a signpost pointing left to take Los Cerritos Trail to get to Figueroa Trail. Go left onto Los Cerritos Trail for about 0.15 miles to reach Figueroa Trail. This short Los Cerritos Trail stub pragmatically may as well be the start of Figueroa Trail. However, a trail junction marking Figueroa Trail is reached almost immediately. Go right at this trail junction to continue on Figueroa Trail. The left spur of this trail junction ends almost immediately at a gate and the true (but useless) start of Figueroa Trail.

From here, Figueroa Trail starts by following 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 the end of Access Trail, 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 the end of Access Trail), 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.

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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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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
Emerging from the woods into the grass hills of Figueroa Trail
Jan 6, 2018 near Almaden…, CA

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