Looking for a great trail in Joseph D Grant County Park, California? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Joseph D Grant County Park ranging from 4.8 to 10.6 miles and from 1,532 to 2,988 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
washed out
3 days ago

hiking
no shade
over grown
10 days ago

This was a really good trail. I started out in the morning around 9am. It was warm day. Make sure to take plenty of water. In the beginning is mostly climbing up. But wants you get to the top the views are amazing. Lick observatory is visible when reach the top Yerba buena trail. And the rest of the view is just amazing. The Dissent back is nice, some shade, is like you entered a completely different place, so the sights are enjoyable. You won’t be disappointed I’ll say that.

Good for trail running and hiking. The start of this route is at a traffic circle I guess. Plenty of shade along the way. Power lines along the way also, keep watch. Around the 5-6 mile mark you may not see the trail clearly. Follow the route with GPS and you should be fine. Once you reach pavement just follow it all the way to the parking lot. Good run. On a 75 degree day with a breeze.. it's blast. Very quiet park.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Really beautiful area, refreshing breeze, few hikers, and a very clearly marked trail. There's very little shade, though, so be sure to bring sunscreen. I went clockwise on the first loop and counterclockwise on the second to avoid the steep elevation. It was still challenging for me, but that really helped.

mountain biking
blowdown
no shade
over grown
2 months ago

This is an absolutely wonderful trail, and I recommend it to anyone interested in a rigorous and challenging 10-mile hike. My wife and I took the trail counterclockwise and loved every step of it. The views included a beautiful panorama of rolling hillsides, the Lick Observatory, and in the farthest distance a glimpse of the South Bay. A personal highlight was seeing the remains of and learning about Joseph D. Grant's Pala Seca Cabin (a destination frequented by President Herbert Hoover after his election in 1928) on the edge of Deer Valley. This was a pleasant and unexpected treat to encounter.

Somebody suggested going up Los Huecos Trail, which is steep for 2+ miles with sections over 10% grade. Thank you! Sure beats walking down those loose rocks. Fantastic hike with all variations of terrain. Nice smooth dirt path, muddy in low areas in May, overgrown narrow path near the top, enjoyable descent on Canada de Pala and Halls Valley Trails.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

I can’t really tell you about the whole loop because my friend and I went two miles and then turned around and went back. We were supposed to do the McCreery Lake trail, but it was closed due to flooding, so we did Los Huecos instead. What I CAN tell you is if you start at the parking lot and go clockwise, the trail will be all uphill for two miles after the lake. Oh, and the wildflowers were beautiful in April.

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
no shade
4 months ago

Just did this hike, with 2 variations. I took Los Huecos trail up insteal of Halls Valley, and added the Pala Seca loop. Overall very beautiful, lots of wild flowers and not too muddy since it hasn't rained seriously for a few weeks now. Lots of cows next to the trail, they didn't do anything, but can be kind of unnerving. Not sure was to do if they would get upset. Really glad I added the extra loop up there, first there are very nice views of the Observatory and further hills in Diablo Range towards the east, and on the second half of the loop, there is some goergous natural wetland, with lots of flowers, saw a frog and lots of tadpoles in the water. Last part of the hike is not as nice, since it's more like a road than trail, and finally the last stretch you have to walk on the road, be careful with traffic. Overall though, the blooming wildflowers more than make up for it.

hiking
4 months ago

Cows and mud, and smoggy views of San Jose through the hills. Fully exposed, so best done on cold days. A lot of gangly, awesome oaks on these hills.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
4 months ago

Very nice hike since everything was really green from the recent rains! It was very muddy at parts. I got to see some wild turkeys as well.

I took a short hike from the Smith Creek station on Mt. Hamilton Road, and joined Mazanita Trail from there. I highly recommend this hike, and I plan to go back for further exploration. Beautiful trail through oak woodlands, open grassy areas and ponds. Everything still green in mid-March 2019 after a winter that had both rain and snow at this elevation. Little streamlets still running near the trail at spots, especially at the lower levels of Manzanita Trail. Muddy in places, and there are signs currently saying that the trail is closed to bikes and horses - but still presumably open to hikers. You will also probably run into cattle grazing at various spots.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

hiking
muddy
no shade
snow
6 months ago

We hiked early on the President day 2019. Snow still covered most of the hilltop on our way up. The wet trails were frozen hard. On the way down, most snow melted and the trails became muddy. The view was spectacular. Pictures couldn’t describe its beauty. In the summer, it probably would be brutal because of no shade.

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