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Best Trails near San Jose, California

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on Almaden Quicksilver Count...
4 days ago

Hard AF but feels good once You conquer the beast.

on Almaden Quicksilver Count...
5 days ago

mountain biking

I just started mountain biking 2 months ago. The incline is definitely a challenge but it's all worth it when you go back down. I only made it up 1 mile next time I'll do better.

on Hacienda Trail
10 days ago

Quite steep at times. can be tricky for small children. great views, though.

on Hacienda Trail
10 days ago

hiking

Did it in under 2 hours. Started at 8, before the sun was out, so it was great! Some slopes are definitely steep but that just adds to the character of this trail.

on Wood Road Trail
11 days ago

Beautiful. It's a great trail to run. Part of it is blocked off on the weekend, just FYI. But even still, it's a nice distance.

on Alum Rock South Rim Trail
11 days ago

Very nice for beginners or moderate hikers.
Nice shaded trail with medium incline. The view is excellent through out. Also nice picnic area in the starting point suitable for group activities and barbecues.

By the way the first three parking lots are free and the third (closer to trail) is paid.

on Almaden Quicksilver Count...
11 days ago

Awesome trail love it down hill runs. High peaks and twists and turns run into a deer and waaaaattt

on Guadalupe River Park Trail
11 days ago

on Bay Area Ridge Trail: San...
11 days ago

walking

Not much coverage or greenery this time of year, but parts of this trail is stunning!

on Wood Road Trail
17 days ago

I liked it. It was a very good workout. Not a lot of people.
Nice views. Lots of up and down.

on Almaden Quicksilver Count...
23 days ago

hiking

Kinda steep all at once & go after 2 for shade. But the mine and views. Oh and the the trail gets uncomfortably small for about a mile

on Coyote Creek Trail
24 days ago

walking

Felt unsafe. Homeless camps all over trail.

on Alum Rock South Rim Trail
24 days ago

nice challenging uphill run, killer view from the top

on New Almaden Trail
25 days ago

trail is nice with kids

on Santa Teresa County Park ...
1 month ago

The trail was very warm, little shade. It is not an easy hike, but it is enjoyable. I saw quite a few deer and a bob cat on the trail today.

on Figueroa and Cottle Loop ...
1 month ago

Pros: Lots of hills, so you definitely get a good workout. Not very trafficked at all on a weekday morning.
Cons: I'd say about 90% of the area has absolutely no shade. I'd probably save this one for fall when it's cooler. I also found the trail signage and map to not match-up in a lot of areas.

on Hacienda Trail
1 month ago

hiking

it was quite hot and looked like a desert. the scenery was beautiful in a couple places but not too much shade, so try not to go on a hot day. the steep trail can also be slippery so be careful going down!