nature trips

trail running

mountain biking

dogs on leash

wild flowers

Hours: half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset

Not a bad hike but a lot of mountain bikers flying along pretty fast...won’t bother doing it again.

We went there with our dog. It was pretty difficult for us... first part of the trail without shade, so it was very hot, also was very noisy since you walk near the road. The second part was more shady (we also saw a snack). Next to the creek it’s really nice and there are some places where you can get closer and get inside the creek. Overall it was nice.

8 days ago

Nice trail for the first half until you meet Jones Trail. The trail beyond there is marked (private) on the map and is fenced off and not accessible.

This is one of my favorite trails! It is just the right length and intensity to make you feel like you had a decent work out when you do not have a lot of time. Compared to many of the other trails in the area, there is enough tree cover to give periodic respite from the sun. The east side of the hill offers more shade than the west. At the top of the hill there are great views and often refreshing breezes.
Many people hike, trail run, and mountain bike this trail.

Nice hike, not too strenuous — a fun Sunday morning activity

1 month ago

Great hike. You do hear the highway, but it's not bad, I wouldn't let that deter you. cool views and there are multiple trails connected of you want to go further.

Well I’m a newbie to hiking-this was not easy for me, but I’ve done it three times and am getting faster-lots if uphill but a great hike

1 month ago

girls loved it

Really nice hike, a decent amount of people hiking and biking for a holiday. Little shade.

trail running
1 month ago

Not trail running per se, but I would run the entire length of LGCT to it’s termination at Meridian Ave in San Jose, a round trip of 18 miles, as part of a marathon training. It was perfect.

Once you get past the first “big climb” the rest is pretty easy. Great views of Lexington and if you make it to the Hilltop Vista - a great view of Santa Clara County. Clean trails, friendly people.

Very nice place and you can do it on a lunch break. Very good view

2 months ago

loved it for a quick little HIIT workout

3 months ago

Great all-around, easy trail that provides easy access to services should the need arise.

Wonderful morning workout in peaceful surroundings.

Great views and worth the elevation

6 months ago

Nice somewhat busy but wide trail that ends with a nice view. The highway below was not problematic to me at all and street parking was easy to find on a weekend afternoon.

7 months ago

Suround sound from the highway below takes the charm away.

Lots of car noise from the freeway, exposed the entire time. Beautiful chain link fence with barbed wire along most of trail. Won’t do again

8 months ago

this is a very easy trail with plenty to see, it's great for a quick hike. it's not very secluded but great if you're bringing your dog

9 months ago

Great and beautiful. Kid and dog friendly. Beautiful scenery.

trail running
10 months ago

Been running this trail for years!

Dry & dusty, lots of bugs.

Did this in early October. Trail was Very dry & dusty, lots of bugs. The good part is that it's close to town and very easily accessible.

trail running
10 months ago

Sunday, July 09, 2017

False representations of photos showing river/ water. There is no water on this trail.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Beautiful hike through trees and creek.
Reaches reservoir with wonderful views.

on Flume Trail

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Took Jones trail to Flume trail and I did not once come across a river like the pictures someone posted. It was dry and pretty much the exact same as Jones trail, except Flume is right next to highway 17, so you don't feel like you've really gotten away from the rush of city life because you can hear the cars whizzing by.

on Jones Trail

Thursday, July 06, 2017

It was fairly steep up hill for the majority of the hike, I went up Jones trail to Flume trail and all the way up to the Monte Vista Hill view point. Which, really isn't much of a view point unless you enjoy a view of the city. There were many manzanita bushes, and there are plants that seed in pods and it was so hot that you could hear them popping open! That was definitely an interesting thing to hear while hiking, there are golden poppies and some little purple flowers along the trail but mostly it's just manzanita bushes.

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