Best trails in Santa Teresa County Park

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Looking for a great trail in Santa Teresa County Park, California? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, 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 13 moderate trails in Santa Teresa County Park ranging from 2.4 to 8.3 miles and from 200 to 1,154 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Santa Teresa County Park is located in the Santa Teresa Hills ten miles south of downtown San Jose. This diverse 1,627 acre park, rich in history, offers spectacular views from its trails above the Almaden and Santa Clara Valleys. The secluded upland valleys of the park provide a quiet interlude for exploring the natural environment minutes away from the surrounding developed areas. Santa Teresa County Park is located at the southern end of the Santa Teresa Hills. The park may be accessed from either Almaden Valley or Santa Clara Valley. From Santa Clara Valley, take US 101 or Highway 85 to the Bernal Road exit. Proceed west 1.3 miles on Bernal Road and cross Santa Teresa Boulevard toward the Santa Teresa Hills. Bernal Road continues past the park's Santa Teresa Golf Club, winding up into the hills. The Pueblo Day Use Area is located off Bernal Road in a small open valley in the hills. Limited parking and trailhead access are available from Almaden Valley. From San Jose, follow Almaden Expressway until it ends. Turn right onto Harry Road, then turn left onto McKean Road. Travel approximately 1.3 miles to Fortini Road. Turn left onto Fortini Road toward the Santa Teresa Hills. At the end of Fortini Road, turn left onto San Vicente Avenue. A ten car parking area is located on the right about 500 feet from Fortini Road. Public transit is available to Santa Teresa County Park. Hours: 8 a.m. - sunset
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Map of trails in Santa Teresa County Park
Park information
Acreage
1627 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Top trails (15)
#1 - Santa Teresa County Park Trail Loop
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
Please note: Rocky Ridge Trail is closed for the season due to serpentine activity, meaning the full loop is not possible. Please check with the park for updates.Show more
#2 - Coyote Peak and Ridge Trail Loop
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h
Coyote Peak is the must-visit point in Santa Teresa County Park in southern San Jose, California. This loop to the peak is a good way to get there: steep enough to provide a good workout and scenic enShow more
#3 - Stile Ranch and Fortini Loop
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Stile Ranch Trail comes up often in any discussion of the best places to see wildflowers in the hills rimming Silicon Valley. The trail zigzags up the southern edge of Santa Teresa County Park, a hillShow more
#4 - Bernal Hill and Vista Loop Trail
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Bernal Hill and Vista Loop Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#5 - Ohlone Trail, Santa Teresa County Park
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Come explore the beauty of Ohlone Trail in Santa Teresa County Park. This diverse 1,627 acre park, rich in history, offers spectacular views from its trails above the Almaden and Santa Clara Valleys. Show more
#6 - Joice, Bernal Hill, Norred Loop
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Joice, Bernal Hill, Norred Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#7 - Fortini Trail to Stile Ranch Trail
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Fortini Trail to Stile Ranch Trail is a 4 mile loop trail located near San Jose, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#8 - Ridge, Coyote Peak and Hidden Springs Trail Loop
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Ridge, Coyote Peak and Hidden Springs Trail Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill Show more
#9 - Mine, Bernal Hill, Vista, Joice, Norred Loop
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Mine, Bernal Hill, Vista, Joice, Norred Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#10 - Bay Area Ridge Trail: Santa Teresa County Park and Los Alamitos / Calero Creek Trail
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Enjoy up to 18 miles of unpaved hiking trails at Santa Teresa County Park. There are amazing wildflowers to be viewed from the months of March through June. Take the Pueblo Trial to connect to the SShow more
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