Mine Hill Trail is a 16.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, 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.
dogs on leash
Park at the Hacienda Park Entrance
pretty quiet on a Saturday afternoon, wide open trail, good for the dog (on a leash) and any encounters with folks on a bike (which was relatively few and far between), a handful of shady spots to tuck away from the sun.
Pretty hike, not very challenging though.
enjoyable hike - some nice views. as the weather warms and the hills turn brown it may not be quite as enjoyable but I'm sure it would still be worth it.