Hike to Boccardo Trail via North Rim Trail

Alum Rock Trailheads - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

The North Rim to Boccardo Trail is an 8.2 mile loop along a river that has scenic views and is great year-round.

Alum Rock Park is accessible from anywhere in Silicon Valley. This trail takes you through the park to the backcountry. The first part of the hike is rather steep as it climbs the hills in Southeast San Jose, and then descends to a section of the park that has bathrooms and water. You finish the hike along the Penitencia Creek. 

Pick up a trail map before starting out to map your route along these trails: Penitencia Creek Trail, North Rim Trail, Weather Loop, Boccardo Trail, Todd Quick Trail, North Rim Trail, Penitencia Creek Trail.

The spring is the best time to see wildflowers, the winter is the best time to see clear views of the valley. 

Photos: Melissa McMastersKai Schreiber and Calwhiz

Distance

8.2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1650 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

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

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

Serene Redwood Retreat

Ben Lomond, California

From $100/night

Walkabout

Santa Cruz, California

From $60/night

Outsite // Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

1186 San Andreas Road

Community Photos

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!

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

No dogs are allowed in the park

We put in dog friendly and this park was an option; however before you get to the entrance it has a sign no dogs allowed

Tours

More Tours

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Explore the Alum Rock South Rim Trail

Adventure

Hike to Eagle Rock via North Rim Trail

Adventure

Hike the Penetecia Creek Trail

Adventure

Hike the Sierra Road Loop

More Nearby Adventures