Gaviota Trail to Mendoza Trail Loop is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gilroy, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Did this as an afternoon hike. Really enjoyed it. The views are fantastic! We saw lots of wild life as well: Cows, Turkeys and lots of Deer! Along the trail there are benches and picnic tables. It can get very hot - so be sure to bring lots of water!
Very nice. Great views. I find it quite interesting and links up to coyote lake and Harvey bear trails.
One of our favorite short hikes. We hike here once or twice a year. We prefer to go over the top rather than around, but both routes are great.