Explore Santa Teresa County Park

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Distance

8.3 Miles

Elevation Gain

2053 Feet

Activities

Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Groups
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

The Santa Teresa County Park loop is an 8.3 mile trail shared by mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers. The park is very accessible and is just outside of San Jose.

The Santa Teresa County Park loop is perfect for wildlife viewing! Be ready to see deer, coyote, hawks, turkeys, pigs and cows. The trail is rated as moderate - be cautious with mud if you are visiting the park after a rain shower. Dogs are allowed in the park, but must be kept on leash. 

There is very little shade on the trail, so wear sunscreen and bring a hat! Always be sure to bring extra water, especially in the summer. 

Photos: Don DeBold

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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From $120/night

Serene Redwood Retreat

Ben Lomond, California

From $100/night

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From $176/night

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

Pacific Grove, California

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Distance

8.3 Miles

Elevation Gain

2053 Feet

Activities

Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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