dogs on leash
This is a great loop trail that goes from the Pueblo Group Area, to Coyote Peak, and back down the Rocky Ridge Trail. There are great views of both the Diablo and Santa Cruz Mtns, and of Silicon Valley, especially from the peak. The Rocky Ridge section of this loop is exposed to the sun, but luckily the day of our hike it was quite windy. A coyote was seen trotting along the trail ahead of us.
This was a nice hike and jog for me. Due to the inclines, I did much hiking when I originally hoped to jog this trail. But given that this was my first time, I quickly saw I'd by walking up the steeper portions.
The trail itself is nicely wide and very scenic. The water just suddenly appears and is quite a beautiful scene. About three miles into this trail is a nice bench (I uploaded a photo) that is located right over the body of water and has a nice view.
I'd definitely do it again!
Christine I. on Alum Rock South Rim Trail