Looking for a great trail in Santa Teresa County Park, California? AllTrails has 13 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 11 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!

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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

Nice short trail

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 days ago

No shade, dog friendly. Good views from the top of San Jose

hiking
no shade
rocky
9 days ago

Too many rocks and long up hills. No shade. But view from top hill was wonderful.

Animal waste wasn't picked up. Trail signs aren't the most convenient and one trail ends at the road and you either go all the way back on that trail or have to walk on road. Paid parking.

mountain biking
rocky
29 days ago

Always a great view!!

hiking
bugs
fee
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

We enjoyed hiking this trail. It really doesn't have a lot of shade but the views are okay and it's not very hard. There were mountain bikers as well.

Good amounts of shade throughout trail. I found taking the long uphill direction challenging. Views mostly of the gold course and the city so you never feel completely in nature.

mountain biking
rocky
2 months ago

Early morning (6:15 - 6:30) is best during summer. Up top in the cloud layer :)

great views of San Jose. Beautiful horses on this trail.

hiking
no shade
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

Went around 8 am and was overcast so no problem that there was no shade. Trail was overgrown in some places and the views weren’t the best. A little to rocky to run for most of it. All around decent outing.

hiking
bugs
rocky
4 months ago

So this trail actually starts in a residential area before entering santa teresa county park, no biggie just FYI. The trail itself is fantastic for trail running. Once you get past the cow farm you're greeted with nothing but rolling hills with limited shade. The trek down is a little bumpy so bring trail running shoes. Overall fantastic.

I went at about 6 PM. There was a good amount of shade on the trail and a nice wind.

It was a good hike. There are no shades so it might be tough on hot summer day.

running
no shade
4 months ago

Ran this trail as part of the larger 8 mile santa teresa county park trail loop. Great elevated views of the rolling hills, limited shade, and enough elevation gain in a short window to keep it interesting.

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