Hike the Penetecia Creek Trail

Penetecia Creek Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

The Penetecia Creek Trail, in Alum Rock State Park, is a beautiful 3.6 mile escape from urban San Jose. The trail is perfect for families and all ages.

The trail is accessible year round and features a creek and a lake. The trail offers ample shade as it meanders along a creek. There are benches placed along the trail in perfect locations for a snack and some water. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in this park. 

Photos: Goldfish KAKai Schreiber and Cal Whiz

Distance

3.6 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

301 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Fitness, Cycling, Chillin, Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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