Hike the Penetecia Creek Trail

3.6 miles 301 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

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. 

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Cycling
Chillin
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Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
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4 months ago

Nice lake

I cant go to this lake without remembering my 3rd grade field trip, where we collected water from the lake to keep and observe bacteria grow under a microscope weeks later. That is a smell you'll never forget. Otherwise, this lake is a nice place to take a walk to ride a bike.

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