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came there in between the rain season. Tones of green and fresh air

on New Almaden Trail

backpacking
4 days ago

Great forested canopy trails for most of it, so can protect you from sun. Elevation inclines are great for work outs like rucking or running.

During rain some trails turn to small creeks but not too bad if prepared.

Saw some wild life such as birds and deer. Definitely recommend for a 10-miler +

hiking
11 days ago

Love this trail! My husband & I have hiked these trails a bunch of times. Nice views & history. Simple hike & close to home.

backpacking
11 days ago

Good quick retreat into the “hills” from the suburbs. Trails are generally well kept.
Parking is extremely limited and scenery is not particularly gorgeous.

dog friendly but on leash, good trail well kept, decently marked.

hiking
17 days ago

Short and easy and not too crowded. The hills being reflected in the lake look great at sunset. Better trail during winter or non sunny days.

easy trail more like a walking trail, flat and well crowded.

This trail is okay. Good for dog walkers and mountain bikes. It is crowded, lots of freeway noise.

Con’s: Trail is not well marked, there’s an entrance parking fee. No shade.
Pro’s: A waterfall or two. Cows. Hillside views.

Great hike to do with kids!

We enjoyed this hike very much. There were a few steep sections but overall a relaxing, beautiful park.

walking
29 days ago

lots of thigh work but the scenery is worth it!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great place for hiking, biking etc. Highly recommend to those who want a good hike within San Jose without commuting.

I have completed this section of the trail on my bicycle, it is a really pretty section of coyote creek trail in my opinion. Great city trail section for walking, running or paved bike riding but pretty heavy trafficked whenever I have gone, so be aware to look out for people jogging if you are on your bike.

hiking
1 month ago

I’d recommend starting with the coyote ridge trail and doing the loop that way. The lookout trail and tony look trails are hiking only and you lose a lot of the crowd once you get off the coyote ridge and fern trails. Great views of the entire Bay Area, definitely recommend making the extra push up to Maisie’s Peak. Overall great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail that we recently hiked with kids. A bit crowded but with family it worked great and was a good work-out as well.

Beautiful train system that seems off the beaten path and not that far to drive from. Lots of ups and downs, and a scenic lake to start the hike. The scenery is diverse and nice to look at, and it really seems like you're away from anything urban. It's not spectacular, say like a redwood forest or hiking through a wooded area, but still really nice and recommended. There's tons of signs of critters from the scat on the trails and pathways in the brush, so if you go at dawn/dusk you'll likely see a bunch. I saw a juvenile coyote.

Great trail for my man and small pup. Lots of beautiful sights and varying terrain.

trail running
2 months ago

Can start also at Parker Ranch near Saratoga Country Club, crosses Fremont Older & Stevens Creek Park boundaries. Have phone or GPS, lots of forks, options & Vista points

Fun little loop to run

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Need better trail markings. No bathrooms, but porta potties.

awesome views and decent hike

road biking
3 months ago

Overall nice trail . People have mentioned homeless or not a great area near by. Just park in Hellyer Park by the lake you’ll be fine then go south from there. I’ve done this ride a couple of dozen times. Most of first half of trail plenty of shade second half some but not much. Also first half busier with hikers, dogs, families once you pass fishing ponds much less traffic on trail. The trails is mostly flat with some gentle rolling small hills. The park about 5 miles past Hellyer has a bathroom the next is at the end. There are a few water spots and benches every so often. Once at the end you can continue another mile, mile and half to Anderson dam the last quarter mile up to dam is kinda steep just be warned but I enjoy going there.

Nice shaded trail on a hot day. We had fun exploring the historic sites along the trail and we even saw a few deer at the end!

Great for biking. Goes even further than the map shows.

hiking
3 months ago

There are mountain lions here! We were able to take our dog on a leash and did about 4 hours of hiking into different tails. We did notice however that there weren’t many people on the trails which is how we saw the mountain lion taking a nap on the trail. When there’s less foot traffic it can be dangerous. Overall it’s decently covered with trees and the weather can be warm.

Easy hike, rolling hills, but nothing hard. Dog allowed on a leash.

hiking
4 months ago

Went in summer so it was 90° hot and the waterfalls were quite lacking in water. Still overall pretty interesting hike.

Was there early September 2018 and there was no waterfall at the triple fall. It was all dried up. Overall, the hike was fairly easy.

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