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Bay Area Ridge Trail: Santa Teresa County Park and Calero Creek/Los Alamitos Creek Trails

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Take a round-trip trail east through high, oak-studded grasslands to Coyote Peak.


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6.4

Miles

10.2

KM

91%

Runnable

1,145' 349 m

High

299' 91 m

Low

1,196' 364 m

Up

380' 116 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

ADA note: Wheelchair users can use Calero Creek and Los Alamitos Trails, the rest is not accessible.

Description

The Ridge Trail route branches east and west through Santa Teresa County Park. Take a round-trip trail east through high, oak-studded grasslands to Coyote Peak. Then head west on well-graded, exposed paths, past spring wildflower displays, serpentine outcrops, and Coast Range views. Listen to the sound of running water on the tree-lined Calero Creek Trail, and finish on the wide, paved, partially shaded Los Alamitos Creek Trail. The trail through Santa Teresa County Park is exposed and can be hot in summer and early fall.

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

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Bay Area Ridge Trail Staff

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Along the Calero Creek Trail, take in the stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Mt. Umunhum in the distance.
Mar 25, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Wild turkeys roam the Santa Teresa Hills.
Mar 10, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Spring brings greenery to the Coyote Peak Trail, with the Santa Cruz Mountains and Mt. Umunhum in the distance.
Mar 10, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Wild turkeys hike along the Mine Trail, enjoying the grass hills south of San Jose and the Santa Cruz Mountains in the distance.
Mar 17, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Looking southwest from the Fortini Trail, the Santa Cruz Mountains stand in the distance with Mt. Umunhum on the right.
Mar 10, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Mt. Umunhum of the Santa Cruz Mountains stands in the distance along the Mine Trail.
Mar 10, 2017 near Almaden…, CA

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Dec 15, 2019
Corey B
4/5 if not for the 1st few miles of cement. park at calero crk to avoid cement. otherwise nice Sunday December run in the hills. no trees 6.4mi