Hike to Boccardo Trail via North Rim Trail

Hike to Boccardo Trail via North Rim Trail

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Distance

8.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

1650 Feet

Activities

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

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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

Community Photos

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

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Distance

8.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

1650 Feet

Activities

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

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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