Agua Caliente Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Agua Caliente Trail is a 8.1 mile loop trail located near Milpitas, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

8.1 miles 2185 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

horseback riding

views

Agua Caliente Trail offers a pleasant loop through Ed R. Levine Country park. The trail climbs up for unbelievable views of the valley floor and San Francisco Bay. Make sure to bring your camera and a sense of adventure! Keep your eyes out for hang-gliders that frequent this area. Take Tularcitos trail to Agua Caliente. Climb up to the water trough. Return via the Calera Creek trail

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21 days ago

Rather crowded but mostly cows not really in a hurry to clear the trail. Very nice run up and down under the fog. If you park at the county park please note that it only opens at 8:00 and that line can be long.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice steady climb. Not that many people. Hang gliders, wild turkeys, great views. It was a great day! Ill go back to climb up to monument peak.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with diverse landscapes. It was a cloudy day so I couldn't enjoy the view of the bay, but the last part of the trail was above the cloud ceiling (approx. 2100 ft).
Take a few extra steps at the top to climb Monument Peak, the view of the hills on the other side is worth it.

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4 months ago

Payment of $6 dollars due on entering the park but it's worth it. We did the Agua Caliente Trail and really enjoyed it. Great for beginners and dogs too. Views of the bay are amazing on a clear day. Light foot traffic and we had cell coverage the whole time which is good to have in case of an emergency. Watching the people paragliding was a bonus.

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1 year ago

Good local hike with steady incline. Very dry so bring lots of water. This hike is 3 miles long, but connects with several other trails.

hiking
1 year ago

Went on a Friday afternoon. The trail was empty except for my wife and I. the trail starts out at a park. A good portion of the trail is shared with horses, hikers, and bikes. So watch out for the horse feces. There are a lot of good views when hiking up. some sections of trees and a creek. It's a good place to take a break. The trail is pretty challenging for someone who doesn't hike often. With the exception of the horse poo it is a lot nicer than mission peak. Definitely a lot less crowded. There is $6 fee to get into the park ( per car). Once you finish the trail you could continue and actually hit missions peak from the other trails. overall a nice place to hike with good views and low crowds.

hiking
1 year ago

This trail is lightly populated with great views. It is not too hard so if you are looking for a challenge take the peak trail that intersects with Agua Caliente when you get to it.

If you are with your family or just looking to kill a few hours without being sore tomorrow, this one is for you.