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Sky Trail

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Run through the woods that allows you to create a nice loop when combined with the Valley View Trail.


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0.3

Miles

0.5

KM

87%

Runnable

801' 244 m

High

716' 218 m

Low

47' 14 m

Up

85' 26 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Birding · Views

Heintz Open Space Preserve is open from 6 am to sunset throughout the year.

Need to Know

The trail is also shared with bikers and equestrians, so be aware of what is going on around you.

Runner Notes

The trail is relatively free of obstacles. The trail is shared with hikers, bikers, and equestrians, so be on the lookout for those around you.

Description

The Sky Trail provides a nice run through the woods that allows you to create a loop with the Valley View Trail. The trail starts at the junction with the Valley View Trail close to the Santa Rosa Trail junction. The trail climbs uphill a steeply for about one tenth of a mile, and then it levels off for a very short distance. The trail is shaded by trees on either side of the trail, and you may notice some unofficial mountain biking trails that cut through the preserve.

The trail then begins to descend gently at first, and then more steeply as it approaches the junction with the Valley View Trail on the other side of the hill. You can get glimpses of the mountains and Silicon Valley from the trail as you approach the junction. From here, you can make your way down Valley View Trail, or you can follow the the trail to the right and work your way back to where you started.

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Shared By:

David Hitchcock

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in San Jose

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in San Jose

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Views like this await you on the Valley View Trail.  You can see Los Gatos in the foreground and San Jose off in the distance.
Dec 30, 2020 near Cambria…, CA
As the trail descends toward the Valley View Trail, you can get views of the mountains and Los Gatos below you.
Dec 30, 2020 near Cambria…, CA

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