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Bay Area Ridge Trail: Penitencia Creek

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Run or bike an urban greenway in San Jose.


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3.4

Miles

5.5

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242' 74 m

High

92' 28 m

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149' 46 m

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Description

This 3.7-mile linear parkway trail crosses San José neighborhoods and ends at the eastern edge of the Santa Clara Valley. Mostly paved, the trail follows Penitencia Creek, a tributary of Coyote Creek, which flows down from Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve and Alum Rock Park. In total, the parkway covers 134 acres and passes through two sizable parks—Penitencia Creek Gardens and Penitencia Creek Park. It makes an excellent run or bike ride through urban San José.


This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

Flora & Fauna

Native steelhead are found in Penitencia Creek

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Bay Area Ridge Trail Staff

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#3,008

in California

#25,974

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