San Jose, CA Trails and Parks

San Jose has 55 trails in the vicinity, including 38 hiking trails and 22 for horseback riding. These trails range from 1 to 52 miles in length. The most popular trails are Coyote Creek Bike Path, Coyote Creek Parkway North and New Almaden and Hicks Road Loop. Trails.com member Ana Carolina A. recently completed Almaden Quicksilver County Park.
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park

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    San Jose, CA

    If you prefer your history laced with fresh air, Almaden Quicksilver is an ideal hiking destination. This nearly 4,000-acre park, a former mercury mine, hosts trails that wind past mining artifacts, ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    If you prefer your history laced with fresh air, Almaden Quicksilver is an ideal hiking destination. This nearly 4,000-acre ...

  • Quimby Road Loop

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    San Jose, CA

    Mount Hamilton is the highest peak in the Bay Area and represents one of the toughest challenges for cyclists. This route does not go all the way up the mountain, but instead follows Clayton ...
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Hamilton is the highest peak in the Bay Area and represents one of the toughest challenges for cyclists. This route ...

  • Joseph D. Grant County Park: Eagle Lake Loop Trail

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    San Jose, CA

    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 ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Descending through open pasture lands to Eagle Lake, traversing a narrow creek canyon and then climbing through foothill ...

  • Coyote Creek Parkway North

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    San Jose, CA

    Coyote Creek travels 31 miles from the Diablo Range to San Francisco Bay. On this 8.1-mile segment, you follow the creekbed beneath shady riparian cover and beside remnants of the Santa Clara ...
    •  8.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Coyote Creek travels 31 miles from the Diablo Range to San Francisco Bay. On this 8.1-mile segment, you follow the creekbed ...

  • Coyote Creek

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    San Jose, CA

    Here are gentle ridgetops, steep canyons, gurgling creeks, 700 different plants, 137 species of birds, a radiant profusion of spring wildflowers, and immortal words etched on the monument to ...
    •  6-10 hours
    •  12.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Here are gentle ridgetops, steep canyons, gurgling creeks, 700 different plants, 137 species of birds, a radiant profusion ...

  • Santa Teresa County Park: The Hidden Springs/Mine Trail Loop

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    San Jose, CA

    Skirting around the park’s central knoll takes you into a remote oak-studded valley.
    •  1.75 hours
    •  2.5 miles
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    Skirting around the park’s central knoll takes you into a remote oak-studded valley.

  • Santa Teresa County Park: Coyote Peak Climb

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    San Jose, CA

    A loop trip takes in vistas from Coyote Peak and returns on a traverse across the north-facing hillside.
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles
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    A loop trip takes in vistas from Coyote Peak and returns on a traverse across the north-facing hillside.

  • Coyote Creek Bike Path

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    San Jose, CA

    Hellyer Park, in San Jose, is the site of the Hellyer Park velodrome, one of three bicycle race tracks in California. Originally built for the Pan American Games of 1962, it was not actually ...
    •  31 miles
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    Hellyer Park, in San Jose, is the site of the Hellyer Park velodrome, one of three bicycle race tracks in California. Originally ...

  • New Almaden and Hicks Road Loop

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    San Jose, CA

    New Almaden was origin ally named after the city of Almaden in south- central Spain (about 100 miles south of Madrid) and has long been known for its rich, dark red earth which the native Indians ...
    •  19 miles
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    New Almaden was origin ally named after the city of Almaden in south- central Spain (about 100 miles south of Madrid) and ...

  • San Felipe Valley and Metcalf Road

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    San Jose, CA

    San Felipe Valley is just east of downtown San Jose, at the base of Mount Hamilton. The farms and ranches along the route offer many pastoral scenes for the bicyclist, even though recent residential ...
    •  22 miles
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    San Felipe Valley is just east of downtown San Jose, at the base of Mount Hamilton. The farms and ranches along the route ...

  • Grant Ranch County Park

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    San Jose, CA

    In the foothills of Mount Hamilton, just a short distance form central San Jose, lies the former Grant Ranch offers challenging mountain biking along wide fire roads through pastures populated ...
    •  3 hours
    •  16 miles
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    In the foothills of Mount Hamilton, just a short distance form central San Jose, lies the former Grant Ranch offers challenging ...

  • Grant Ranch / Antler Point

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    San Jose, CA

    This is the ride of choice for thrill seekers at both ends of the fat-tire spectrum - mountain goats who like the views from the highest attainable point and downhill types who enjoy viewing ...
    •  11.2 miles
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    This is the ride of choice for thrill seekers at both ends of the fat-tire spectrum - mountain goats who like the views from ...

  • Grant Ranch Loop

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    San Jose, CA

    Located at the base of Mount Hamilton in San Jose is the Joseph D. Grant County Park, better known as Grant Ranch. The largest recreational area in Santa Clara County, the 9,522-acre park boasts ...
    •  9.6 miles
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    Located at the base of Mount Hamilton in San Jose is the Joseph D. Grant County Park, better known as Grant Ranch. The largest ...

  • Joseph D. Grant County Park: Bay Area Ridge Trail on the West Ridge

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    San Jose, CA

    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 ...
    •  5.5 hours
    •  9.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Views over the Santa Clara Valley alternate with panoramas of the Grant Ranch, its pasture lands, and Mt. Hamilton to the ...

  • Joseph D. Grant County Park: Hike to the Park's East Ridge

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    San Jose, CA

    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 ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Joseph D. Grant County Park: Avenue of the Noble Giants

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    San Jose, CA

    Marvel at the ancient live oaks overarching this hillside trail.
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.9 miles
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    Marvel at the ancient live oaks overarching this hillside trail.

  • Joseph D. Grant County Park: The Lake Loop Trail

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    San Jose, CA

    Footpaths take you to shady sites at Bass and McCreery lakes for fishing and picnicking.
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
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    Footpaths take you to shady sites at Bass and McCreery lakes for fishing and picnicking.

  • Joseph D. Grant County Park: To Viper Pond and Rattlesnake Rock

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    San Jose, CA

    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.
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This longest of the Halls Valley trips for hikers and equestrians makes a circle around the valley to reach the ford at its ...

  • Joseph D. Grant County Park: To the Circle Corral

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    San Jose, CA

    This leisurely excursion for hikers and equestrians goes halfway down Halls Valley to enjoy open fields and views up to the surrounding hills.
    •  2+ hours
    •  3.7 miles
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    This leisurely excursion for hikers and equestrians goes halfway down Halls Valley to enjoy open fields and views up to the ...

  • Joseph D. Grant County Park: To Snell Barn

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    San Jose, CA

    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.
    •  1 hour
    •  1.75 miles
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    An easy 13/4 mile walk down into tranquil Halls Valley goes over low hills and crosses the valley past old Snell Barn. This ...

  • Alum Rock Park: Loop Trip to Inspiration Point

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    San Jose, CA

    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.
    •  1.75 hours
    •  2.5 miles
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    An easy, shady hike for the dry season on the Woodland and Creek trails features the interpretive overlook that explains ...

  • Alum Rock Park: Circle Hike from the Park's West End

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    San Jose, CA

    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.
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
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    Starting along the Penitencia Creek Trail, this trip climbs through an oak forest on the Woodland Trail and circles back ...

  • Alum Rock Park: Circle Hike to Eagle Rock on the North Rim Trail

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    San Jose, CA

    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.
    •  1.25 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Alum Rock Park: South Rim Loop Trail

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    San Jose, CA

    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 ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    From the cool shade of the Penitencia Creek Trail climb through oak woodlands to the chaparral-lined south rim of the canyon ...

  • Calero Lake

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    San Jose, CA

    Like most of the other lakes in the area Calero gets busy with powerboats on summer weekends, but it is less than a mile paddle across the lake from the launch ramp to the “no wake zone” in Cherry ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Like most of the other lakes in the area Calero gets busy with powerboats on summer weekends, but it is less than a mile ...