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Savannah Trail

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Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 256' 78 m
Descent: -253' -77 m
High: 599' 183 m
Low: 381' 116 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Joan Pendleton

Trail through the grass hills of the western side of Coyote Lake - Harvey Bear Ranch County Park.

Joan Pendleton

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Open 8am to sunset.

Description

Savannah Trail starts and ends along Rancho San Ysidro Trail. As an alternative trail to Rancho San Ysidro Trail, Savannah Trail takes one to the western edge of the park. It is appropriately named Savannah Trail, as it is a wide open, unshaded trail through grasslands.

The starting point of Savannah Trail can be found at the 0.25 mile mark of Rancho San Ysidro Trail. For the first 0.8 miles, Savannah Trail is flat as it runs through the grasslands. The trail then begins to descend gradually to cross New Creek on a sturdy bridge at the 1.4 mile mark. After crossing New Creek, Savannah Trail gradually climbs out of its creek valley, leveling off at about the 1.8 mile mark. Then at the 2.15 mile mark, the ONLY TREE along the trail is passed—a good place to stop and drink some water in the shade.

Creek valleys and grass hills are seen everywhere along Savannah Trail. Civilization in the form of picturesque, rural southern Santa Clara Valley is always visible to the northwest, west, and southwest.

After 2.4 miles, Savannah Trail ends at the 1.5 mile mark along Rancho San Ysidro Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Grass hills and spring wildflowers can be found here.

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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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White yarrow and other wildflowers - some bluish purple Ithuriels Spears, yellow mustard, and purple milk thistle, in the grass hills along Savannah Trail.
May 4, 2018 near San Martin, CA
The grass hills in early May, that Savannah Trail meanders through. Many of the valleys are cut by seasonal streams over the years.
May 4, 2018 near San Martin, CA

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