Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in Santa Teresa County Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Good hike but very little shade, so best hiked in spring or fall. Moderate uphill hike for first 3 miles and down the last mile. Could be reversed since it’s a loop. Saw a few lizard and pretty white butterfly’s but not much else. There are many more scenic hikes nearby.

I took my 4 year old on the Joice-Norred trail - approximately 2 miles long and mostly flat with great views. It is excellent for beginner hikers and kids.

Short little hike; nothing to write home about. Starts at the end of a golf course and finishes quickly. I prefer the other coyote trail

For being so close to town, this is a great day hike area. I adored the scene of California poppies sprinkled throughout the rock outcroppings that were painted orange with lichen. There is a nice view of San Jose atop the ridge line. The ridge gets windy, bring a shell or light jacket.

It was a very good experience, with two kids a 2yer old and a 3yer old, it was a nice View from the top and the trail itself it’s clean and well-maintained

This is my first time hiking around Morgan Hill and this is totally worth it! We hiked right after the rain so everything was so green. We got to see wild animals along the ways. Please note the best time to go is spring or Fall.

Easy hike, gradually climb up with California Poppy flowers on both sides of the trail. Many other wild flowers and butterflies, mostly expose with decent cool breezes.

Beautiful view- I try to go during times when there’s less people. I’ve had the top to myself many times and love the adventure up!

Great trail for late morning walks. Beautiful scenary. Nice altitude. Just the right kind of short family friendly hike. Kids loved it.

Great hike but you must watch the bike riders as they zoom by unannounced.

walking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

A nice trail considering your location with respect to the suburbs. Other than that the trail is great. First part of the hike takes you straight up to the top. It's good cardio especially if you run it or keep a decent pace. I saw plenty of wild flowers towards the last mile and a half of the hike if you take the trail clockwise. Also, be wary of rattlesnakes. A guy trail running in front of me ran right past one and didn't seem to notice!

hiking
Friday, April 21, 2017

Good, easy hike. There was a very narrow trail section with long grass/vegetation on each side. Trailhead was near the golf course so you can always hit balls on the range after!

Good hike, some steep trails, so be prepared because there isn't anything to grab onto to pull you along. A walking stick would be helpful for beginners. Some pretty scenery and lots of green. A bit too close to civilization for my taste. It can get loud from the road, but all in all, a fun hike for my companion dog and self.

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

This is a great loop trail that goes from the Pueblo Group Area, to Coyote Peak, and back down the Rocky Ridge Trail. There are great views of both the Diablo and Santa Cruz Mtns, and of Silicon Valley, especially from the peak. The Rocky Ridge section of this loop is exposed to the sun, but luckily the day of our hike it was quite windy. A coyote was seen trotting along the trail ahead of us.

hiking
Monday, April 18, 2016

Took this trail by accident. Interesting to see a different side of San Jose. However, a portion of the trail has sliding rocks so be careful where step. It's quite narrow and hard to find shade for a break. Great for solo hiking and bike ride. The incline and sun is enough to question exercising ever again. Towards the end of the trail there's a nice grassy area to chill. Not a trail I would repeat.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

A nice hike with a few spots that were picture worthy, but overall, nothing that really made me or my kids stop to enjoy the view.

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Beautiful views from the top of coyote peak, definitely worth checking out.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Great hike!

hiking
Saturday, April 25, 2015

This trail is a loop that combines three separate trails. Lots of wildlife was spotted: does, funnel spiders, and a colony of frogs at the pond near the end of the loop. It was mostly shaded until the ascent up to Coyote Peak. At the top of Coyote Peak is a spectacular view of the city.

Wildflowers and green hills for days! (In late March/early April)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

I've been on this trail twice so far and find it to be a gem of an experience. Parking is at the end of a road on a dirt patch. If you follow the trail clockwise, it takes you up a steep and rocky trail. The views of the valley are fantastic there, especially in the morning sun. Looping around, the great views of the surrounding area (and wildflowers) don't disappoint. Its a great intro to the area and an easy enough hike that you can fit it in early in the day.

Be sure to bring a cap and water. While the trail is short, there is almost NO share on it and its tough enough that you could work up a sweat on a hot day. Also watch for horse droppings. There are enough people on horseback on the trail that you need to watch your step at times.

hiking
Monday, March 09, 2015

very scenic when wildflowers are in season. the stile ranch trail and rocky ridge trails have incredible flower blooms. blooms were in march this year.

hiking
Monday, September 02, 2013

It was pretty dry. Nice for horses and mountain biking. Not so scenic for a hiker.

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