Top Adventures in San Jose

  • Explore Santa Teresa County Park

    The Santa Teresa County Park loop is perfect for wildlife viewing! Be ready to see deer, coyote, hawks, turkeys, pigs and cows. The trail is rated as moderate - be cautious with mud if you are visiting the park after a rain shower. Dogs are allowe...

    8.3 miles 2053 ft gain

  • Hike the Quicksilver Trail

    The trails are well maintained and offer good visibility. The trail can be muddy after it rains, and does not have much shade (so bring extra water in the summer).  Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. Keep your eyes peeled fo...

    5.1 miles 915 ft gain

  • Hike to Boccardo Trail via North Rim Trail

    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 ...

    8.2 miles 1650 ft gain

  • Explore the Alum Rock South Rim Trail

    The trail starts off as paved, and then turns into dirt pack. The trail offers shade on hot summer days, keep your eyes peeled for a historic century-old mineral spring spa hidden among the brush. There is a playground in the park, making it even ...

    4.6 miles 954 ft gain

  • Hike to Eagle Rock via North Rim Trail

    The trail is accessible year round and is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, and dog walkers. Perfect for families.  In the spring, there are amazing wildflowers scattered around. There are a few benches at the top, along with a swe...

    1.9 miles 341 ft gain

  • Hike the Penetecia Creek Trail

    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 al...

    3.6 miles 301 ft gain

  • Hike the New Almaden Trail

    Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash! This route is used by trail runners, mountain bikers, birding expeditions, and nature trips. The trail also happens to be a popular geocaching location.  The trail offers shade, but bring w...

    14.1 miles 2555 ft gain

  • Hike the Hacienda Trail

    The Hacienda Trail remains open year-round. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail is also used by horseback riders and nature trips.  There are benches and picnic tables along the trail. The best place to park is at t...

    3.6 miles 764 ft gain

  • Hike the Mine Hill Trail Loop

    The Mine Hill Trail Loop features beautiful wildflowers in the spring and some wildlife. The trail is used for hikers, trail runners and dog walkers. The hike tours what was once one of the largest mercury-mining operations in the world.  Photos: ...

    8.2 miles 1847 ft gain

  • Hike the Sierra Road Loop

    The Sierra Road Loop is accessible year round, with beautiful wildflowers in the spring. Watch for roaming cows! Dogs are not allowed on this trail.  There is very little shade on the trail, so wear a hat and bring lots of water. The trails can be...

    4.6 miles 1089 ft gain

  • Hike the Figueroa and Cottle Loop Trail

    Wildflowers bloom along the trail in the spring. The trail is accessible year-round and is open for dogs. The peak has amazing views of the valley and cities.  The park is also used for canoeing.  Photos: Larry Goodwin and Don DeBold

    8.5 miles 1968 ft gain

  • Hike the Seven Springs Trail Loop

    The Seven Springs loop is only one great option of several in the preserve. Starting from the Prospect Rd parking lot the loop is 2.8 miles of rolling hills in and out of the shade. Most of the trail is at least 2 person width so easy to walk with...

    2.8 miles 500 ft gain

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