Hike the Penetecia Creek Trail

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Distance

3.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

301 Feet

Activities

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

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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

Community Photos

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

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Distance

3.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

301 Feet

Activities

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

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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