Welcome to Ed R. Levin County Park, one of Santa Clara County's most unique regional park and recreation areas. This 1,541-acre park combines the traditional features of an urban park such as picnicking, fishing and play areas, with the complex trail system of many regional wilderness parks. Ed Levin's expansive lawn areas make it an ideal spot for family outings, while the rolling grasslands and Oak woodlands are available to visitors looking for a back-to-nature experience. The park's Monument Peak provides a spectacular view of the valley floor and the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy your visit, and return often to enjoy the many unique aspects of Ed R. Levin County Park. Also featured at the park is an expansive off-leash dog park for large and small dogs alike! Owned and operated by the City of Milpitas this dog park is one of the most popular features in Ed Levin County Park. Dogs are also allowed on-leash in parking lots, picnic areas, and all trails north of Calaveras Road.


21 days ago

$6 entrance/parking fee. dog friendly. off leash dog park. moderately difficult trails. nice lake

Breathtaking views, really light traffic once you get away from the trail heads. It’s definitely one of the hardest trails I’ve ever done, but also one I’ll never forget. Plenty of cute cows will stare at you as you make your way to the top, so prepare to have you heart stolen. Piece of advice though? Mind their poop!

Wow, this hike is gorgeous! And it’s a total ass-kicker, especially the first 3.5 miles! Be prepared for inclement weather...it was hot when I parked but super windy and foggy at the higher elevation.

Good experience with a great view at the end, but definitely a hard hike for first timers. Bring plenty of water!!!

Great workout on Christmas day -- perfect sunny temps, lots of bovine friends -- highly recommended. Will definitely plan on connecting to Mission Peak next time.

The best work out you can get with Beautiful views!!

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You need to go early in the morning there isn't any shade. The trails are not well marked

Amazing hike and great accomplishment!!! Well recommended to anyone.

6 months ago

This is a nice alternative to mission peak. The ascent is very gradual. Offers great views.

This ones a great leg workout!!!

We went up Agua Caliente to the top, and came down on some smaller unnamed trails. About 9 miles total.

Dry trail with mostly brown grass to you keep you company. Pretty up straight up at a gradual elevation, so it gets you up without being too tiring.

Decent valley views from the top, but nothing too spectacular. The creek with some trees at the mid-point is a nice break, but otherwise it's a pretty dull hike for summer times. I'm guessing Spring and Winter are more fun, and plan to find out some day!

7 months ago

Had completed a 8.2 mile loop of this difficult hike with ~2000 feet elev gain starting from Tularcitos trail near the dog park in Ed Levin park. The loop comprised of Tularcitos trail - Agua Caliente trail - Monument Peak trail on the way out and Monument Peak Road - Agua Caliente trail - Tularcitos trail on the return. With some outstanding views, this hike is an option to the highly trafficked Mission Peak.

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Great workout, strenuous and hard. Almost gave up the first time i went. Just keep yourself motivated and keep going . never quit. Bring at least 2 liters of water or more. The earlier you hike, the better.

go early in the morning and bring lots of water

A dry, mostly uncovered trail with some bugs and weeds. You get nice views of the city and the lake from above. Nice views of hang gliders taking off. Pretty tough uphills.

9 months ago

Beautiful open vistas. Check for tics after walk and keep alert for rattle snakes. Start early in day!

10 months ago

10 months ago

Hiked the trail in early May with my dog. He was *covered* in ticks (about 30 of them). Found a couple of them on myself also. I didn't see any signs warning about ticks. And some areas were completely overgrown with unavoidable thorny brush. It was painful.

I would not suggest this trail. Definitely don't take your dog here.

great day to go out and see the mystery walls. after all thus rain, the flowers were overgrown. Glad not to do this hike in the summer heat.

11 months ago

-Beautiful view
-Moderate trail(be careful of the muddy patches due to recent rains)
-Very good trail for bird lovers
-Mostly no shade, so, try to start early in the day

on Monument Peak Trail

11 months ago

Saturday, March 18, 2017

It was a very beautiful hike and Less crowded . It's not clearly marked . So we ended up taking a longer route than what we had planned . The view from the top was amazing . You can see ppl paragliding. Overall the hike was worth the views.

trail running
Monday, March 06, 2017

Rather crowded but mostly cows not really in a hurry to clear the trail. Very nice run up and down under the fog. If you park at the county park please note that it only opens at 8:00 and that line can be long.

Great view from the peaks. It is much less traffic to go up to Mission Peak. The first 3-4 miles are the hardest continuous ascend to the peak. The weather was wonderful and all the recent rains made everything so green. The trails were very muddy many places. I was glad that I was wearing water proof hiking boots.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

It is a long hike but did not seem to be very tough on the legs. Views of the mountains, valley and the bay are beautiful and can be seen through out the hike. You will get to see a lot of cows grazing on the trail, there were times where we had to go off the trial to not disturb them :). We went for the hike after the rain so the trail was a bit damp.

trail running
Monday, January 30, 2017

High quality run : long ascend, very technical - because of slope, mud and chaotic ground left by the local cows.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A nice steady climb. Not that many people. Hang gliders, wild turkeys, great views. It was a great day! Ill go back to climb up to monument peak.

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