Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Rancho San Vicente Open Space Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
11 days ago

Good for a quick paced hike

Loop is closed... So this is an out and back. I suggest you continue about half mile uphill to Lisa's look out where there are two picnic tables and great views!

Wide, well maintained trail with minimal elevation . Took my two dogs and had to keep pulling off to the side because there were so many bikes. Only a few other hikers and trail runners early on a Saturday morning. While I did enjoy this hike, I will probably not return to this part of Calero. The new entrance invited a lot of people with no outdoor etiquette. I have never seen so many people walk wherever they want, ignoring all trails. I saw this mostly on the half mile up and around the smaller loop both times I've been here. Extremely disappointed in people using this space.

Part of this look is on roads marked as NOT A TRAIL, DO NOT USE by the Santa Clara County Parks. Did not doo the loop. Continued up to Lisa’s Lookout and then back.

Fun trail, well maintained. A little muddy at times because of the recent rain. Moderate is a perfect description for this trail. A little bit of a challenge at times, but definitely do-able.
The highlight for us was spotting a bald eagle. Nice views of the hills and reservoir both.

Great place to hike. Nice wide trails.

Good, scenic trail. Good views of the lake. Last 1.0 miles is a nice little climb into the shaded, Cottle rest stop. Lots of sun at the beginning and end.

Great short hike! Very sunblasted so bring sunscreen. Would not recommend for the middle of the day.

The Rancho San Vicente area of Calero County Park in San Jose, CA officially opened its trails to the public this week after 5 years of planning and trail building. Spring is the prime time to hike here, as the wildflowers are spectacular. And there are always great views of Mt Umunhum and Calero Reservoir.

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