North Rim Trail to Eagle Rock

EASY 12 reviews
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North Rim Trail to Eagle Rock is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Jose, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.0 miles 307 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


no dogs

Park at the trailhead for the North Rim Trail

1 day ago

Quick climb up to rewarding views of silicon valley! Has a few benches and a scope at the top

27 days ago

Nice easy trail, a good starting trail.

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5 months ago

It wasn't the best hike I've done, but it had a decent view. There is no shade, so prepare for the hot sun!!! go early, or when it gets a little cold. overall it was okay.

7 months ago

It's a short steep trail. Lots of bikers but the trail is wide enough to share. The view from the top is decent but not bad. There's no shade so prepare to burn!

8 months ago

Nice and simple hike with rewarding views. pretty strenuous climb at first, especially when I'm carrying my son. After the initial elevation gain it's easy going.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Decent little trail, fairly easy, and nice views of San Jose and surrounding area. Beginning sand end of the trail (if you go on the weekends), all you hear is screaming kids and families from the picnic grounds below; kind of takes away from the serenity. But overall, a nice easy trail for a quick hike.

2 years ago

This is an easy hike on mostly a dirt road although it can be steep. No trees so it can be hot in summer, but the pay off is worth it. The top will reward you with the locally famous Eagle Rock, views of SF Bay and Hanger One at Moffet Field. People love climbing Eagle Rock and sitting on top to take in views of the Santa Clara Valley. There are a couple of benches at the top but no water. This can be a highlight to a visit to Alum Rock Park which has a few more good hikes, picnic areas and the Youth Science Institute.

5 years ago

mostly walking up a steep gravel road, but the views from the top are worth it. at least, once. a nice short hike to get a good view of the whole bay area. if you're up for a longer hike, a more panoramic view can be had from the summit atop the spur trail off the Boccardo loop trail from the north rim. but it's a hot, long hike to earn that one.
watch out for rattle snakes sunning themselves in the evening. not sure how common, but i almost stepped on one at the top of Eagle Rock.