Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes San Jose  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre

112pp/maps
ISBN: 0762751150

Best Easy Day Hikes San Jose features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps of seventeen easily manageable hikes through the natural wonders and former ranches of San Jose and environs, from the marshes of Palo Alto’s Baylands to the highlands of Henry Coe State Park. Look inside for: • Half-hour strolls and full-day adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Hikes ranked from easiest to most challenging • GPS-compatible trail maps

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 17 of 17.
... Preview: Boardwalks and easy levee-top walking lead out through marshlands to the bayshore, where you’ll enjoy fantastic bay views and birding opportunities. Snowy egrets rise like shooting stars out of the re ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Alviso, CA - Birding,Hiking,Sea Kayaking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Meander through the domain of shorebirds and salt marshes on this scenic, lengthy stretch of trail along the bayshore. Amazingly, you’ll feel completely separate from all that the South Bay is famous ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Palo Alto, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: From weirdly sculpted rock outcrops to a waterfall that plunges more than a hundred feet down a sheer face, this tour will satisfy the thrill-seeker in every hiker. What a trip! From the pocked, overh ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Saratoga, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Short and charming, this interpretive trail through the site of an ancient Ohlone village opens a window into the lives of the prehistoric people that called this peaceful creekside site home. So info ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Gilroy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3
... Preview: Open meadows, meandering creeks, a historic corral, and a small lake lie along this loop through cattle country in the scenic Halls Valley. The Halls Valley looks a lot like neighboring Santa Clara Va ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Campbell, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Well-maintained, moderately graded, and very popular, these trails lead to a lovely riparian corridor along Wildcat Creek and past picturesque Deer Hollow Farm. The history of the Rancho San Antonio p ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Los Altos, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: A walk-and-talk trail, a workout trail, and a meander through riparian habitat, this popular paved route anchors a narrow greenbelt along pretty Coyote Creek. The Coyote Creek Parkway stretches more t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Morgan Hill, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Even on sunny weekend afternoons the trails at Santa Teresa County Park remain uncrowded—a pleasant surprise given the stunning vistas of the Santa Clara Valley. Perched on the urban interface, a hike ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Morgan Hill, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: The remnants of a historic mining camp, where the families of men excavating valuable ores from the steep hills once abided, is at the apex of this loop. Mercury, called quicksilver, drew miners from ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Morgan Hill, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Well-groomed ranch roads lead up onto a ridge where views spread north across blue Calero Reservoir, east into the Diablo Range, and south down the scenic Santa Clara Valley. South of San Jose the lan ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Morgan Hill, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: A quiet forest of grand redwoods, scattered eucalyptus, and colorful acacia encases the ruins of the Miller family summer estate and the easy trails that surround them. Set on the crest of the Santa C ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Gilroy, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: History, health, and hiking merge on the flat track that follows Penitencia Creek from the grottos and pools of a onetime spa into a backcountry lush with sycamores, bigleaf maples, and oaks. Tucked i ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Milpitas, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: In 1906 the San Andreas Fault ruptured, rocking the San Francisco Bay Area and forever altering perceptions of the seemingly serene landscapes. This hike loops through a woodland that sits atop the fa ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Los Altos, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Wildflowers and wild ducks top the list of highlights along this lovely loop, which also encompasses a sultry oak woodland and pleasant views of the surrounding hills and valleys. The summit of Windy ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Los Altos, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: This broad walk-and-talk trail is perfect for family outings and hikes with friends. Tracing the shoreline of Stevens Creek Reservoir, the route affords views of boaters and the wooded peaks of the Sa ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Saratoga, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: A trek along the headwaters of Stevens Creek enfolds hikers in a deepening riparian habitat. Above, on the slopes of Black Mountain, wildflowers, raptors, and views dominate the scene. Literature for ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Los Altos, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: From the top of the ridge, it’s all about the views. On a clear day the Monument and Ponderosa Trails open on a world that extends from Monterey Bay to the Sierra Nevada. Hitch the vistas to the solit ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose"
Morgan Hill, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.3
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