Joseph D. Grant County Park and Alum Rock Park Hiking

This section contains hikes in and around Joseph D. Grant County Park, and Alum Rock Park, located in the south San Francisco Bay area.

 
... Preview: Starting along the Penitencia Creek Trail, this trip climbs through an oak forest on the Woodland Trail and circles back on the open hillsides of the north canyon wall. ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: Hike up the north side of the canyon to Eagle Rock for an overlook of the park and the Santa Clara Valley. Return along the Creek Trail on the route of the old Alum Rock Steam Railroad. ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 2.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: An easy, shady hike for the dry season on the Woodland and Creek trails features the interpretive overlook that explains the park’s geologic origins. ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: From the cool shade of the Penitencia Creek Trail climb through oak woodlands to the chaparral-lined south rim of the canyon and make an easy descent to the lawns and picnic areas near the Visitor Cen ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 4 miles   
... Preview: This is a journey where precious tranquillity and rare remoteness abound amid scattered and statuesque oaks. Wander these trails alone in the early morning and prepare to observe an abundance of wildl ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 8.4 miles   
... Preview: Oak trees dotting an open landscape can take on unique, sculpted shapes. Such is the case on this hike as you climb through oak woodlands to an oak-ringed meadow and then to Peak 2987 for a 360-degree ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 9 miles   
... Preview: A well-kept secret is now out of the bag—there are hidden waterfalls after long and/or heavy rains here, and there’s also a panorama that rivals any in the Bay Area. Situated at the base of mighty Mou ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 9.4 miles   
... Preview: Marvel at the ancient live oaks overarching this hillside trail. ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 2.9 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Views over the Santa Clara Valley alternate with panoramas of the Grant Ranch, its pasture lands, and Mt. Hamilton to the east. In October 1997 this route was dedicated as a new segment of the Bay Are ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 9.7 miles   
... Preview: Descending through open pasture lands to Eagle Lake, traversing a narrow creek canyon and then climbing through foothill pine and valley oak forests is a rewarding experience in the park’s southeast c ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 5.2 miles   
... Preview: The Halls Valley Trail, for hikers and uphill-bound bicyclists only, is fine at any time of the year, but don’t miss it in spring, when leaf buds on the oaks are bursting in pale green and hillsides g ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 4 miles   
... Preview: Here is a dramatic trip for hikers, equestrians, and bicyclists that traverses the park’s eastern heights to hidden Deer Valley. ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Footpaths take you to shady sites at Bass and McCreery lakes for fishing and picnicking. ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: A stiff climb, for hikers only, to the high, remote northeast corner of the park takes you to lush Deer Valley, to hilltops of flowers, to forests of great oaks and to breathtaking vistas. ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 11.2 miles   
... Preview: An easy 13/4 mile walk down into tranquil Halls Valley goes over low hills and crosses the valley past old Snell Barn. This almostlevel trip is just right for young hikers. ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 1.75 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This leisurely excursion for hikers and equestrians goes halfway down Halls Valley to enjoy open fields and views up to the surrounding hills. ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 3.7 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This longest of the Halls Valley trips for hikers and equestrians makes a circle around the valley to reach the ford at its end, with a way-stop by a pond. ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA - Hiking - 4.75 miles   

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