Lexington Reservoir Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Lexington Reservoir Trail is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Los Gatos, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles 1278 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

sea kayaking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

This loop trail explores the west side of the Lexington Reservoir A great option for the entire family. This trail is multi-use, and can be steep in sections Take the Limekiln trail to the junction of Priest Rock Trial. Return via the Priest Rock trail. Walk along the shore line to return. The loop can be done in either direction

hiking
20 days ago

Good moderate challenge, well-maintained trails. Nice amount of shade. Didn't realize the last bit was on the road, but no big deal. Good window of vista in the middle of the hike - we were able to see the Bay. Took us a little under two hours.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
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6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice walk great view of San Francisco on a clear day on the top of the hill.

7 months ago

great walk. the way up is covered with trees so it's not that hot.. the way down is out in the open but goes a lot faster. we had a 5 year old with us and he got tired only towards the end.

8 months ago

up hill 2.5 miles, down hill 2.5 miles, so I wouldn't recommend this for small children unless they're carried. the rocks can be very slippery. nice views, lots of wildflowers.

8 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

Good for people that love to get a good work out and also amazing for coming down hill!

road biking
10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail! Starts off with a kick of a hill, but steadies off to beautiful views and a solid hike. It's a well defined, wide path with a good amount of traffic - very safe feeling.

hiking
1 year ago

LOVED this hike! Starts out with this insanely steep hill to get to the trail heads where the maps are, I'm not in the best shape, admittedly, but WOW did that hill kick my butt! Beyond that, the trails are GREAT!

There are so many options for routes, we chose the St. Joseph's Hill Loop and so happy we did. This place has foresty areas, grassy meadows, amazing vistas and an option for a quirky little route through a madrone forest where some people have left ornaments in the trees, so cute! Great hike, would love to do this one again.