San Jose has 22 horseback riding trails. These trails range from 1.75 to 12.2 miles in length. The most popular trails are Alum Rock Park: Loop Trip to Inspiration Point, Santa Teresa County Park and Los Alamitos/Calero Creek Trail and Coyote Creek Parkway South. Trails.com member Mila H. recently completed Alum Rock Park: Loop Trip to Inspiration Point.
Joseph D. Grant County Park: Eagle Lake Loop TrailView Trail Details
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Descending through open pasture lands to Eagle Lake, traversing a narrow creek canyon and then climbing through foothill pine and valley oak ...
Santa Teresa County Park: The Hidden Springs/Mine Trail LoopView Trail Details
Skirting around the park’s central knoll takes you into a remote oak-studded valley.
Santa Teresa County Park: Coyote Peak ClimbView Trail Details
A loop trip takes in vistas from Coyote Peak and returns on a traverse across the north-facing hillside.
Joseph D. Grant County Park: The Washburn Trail to Deer ValleyView Trail Details
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 ...
Santa Teresa County Park and Los Alamitos/Calero Creek TrailView Trail Details
The Ridge Trail route branches east and west through Santa Teresa County Park. Take a round-trip trail east through high, oak-studded grasslands ...
Coyote Creek Parkway SouthView Trail Details
Take a short, creekside stroll through the broad Coyote Creek floodplain. You’ll enjoy pleasant rest stops under large shade trees and awesome ...
Coyote Creek Parkway: Metcalf Road to Burnett AvenueView Trail Details
Several shady rest stops add interest to this creekside trip.
Coyote Creek Parkway: Coyote Hellyer Park Trails South to Metcalf RoadView Trail Details
Walk or bike along tree-shaded paths.
Santa Teresa County Park: A Loop from the Park's West EntranceView Trail Details
A vigorous climb past serpentine rocks leads to lush meadows and a loop around the park’s northwest corner.
Santa Teresa County Park: The Hidden Springs/Ohlone Trail LoopView Trail Details
The pleasant Ohlone Trail winds in and out of small canyons above the golf course on the east side of the park, making an easy loop with the ...
Joseph D. Grant County Park: The Canada de Pala Trail on the East RidgeView Trail Details
Here is a dramatic trip for hikers, equestrians, and bicyclists that traverses the park’s eastern heights to hidden Deer Valley.
Joseph D. Grant County Park: Bay Area Ridge Trail on the West RidgeView Trail Details
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 ...
Joseph D. Grant County Park: Hike to the Park's East RidgeView Trail Details
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 ...
Joseph D. Grant County Park: Avenue of the Noble GiantsView Trail Details
Marvel at the ancient live oaks overarching this hillside trail.
Joseph D. Grant County Park: The Lake Loop TrailView Trail Details
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 RockView Trail Details
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 ...
Joseph D. Grant County Park: To the Circle CorralView Trail Details
This leisurely excursion for hikers and equestrians goes halfway down Halls Valley to enjoy open fields and views up to the surrounding hill ...
Joseph D. Grant County Park: To Snell BarnView Trail Details
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 ...
Alum Rock Park: Loop Trip to Inspiration PointView Trail Details
An easy, shady hike for the dry season on the Woodland and Creek trails features the interpretive overlook that explains the park’s geologic ...
Alum Rock Park: Circle Hike from the Park's West EndView Trail Details
Starting along the Penitencia Creek Trail, this trip climbs through an oak forest on the Woodland Trail and circles back on the open hillsides ...
Alum Rock Park: Circle Hike to Eagle Rock on the North Rim TrailView Trail Details
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 ...
Alum Rock Park: South Rim Loop TrailView Trail Details
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 ...