Indian Joe Creek Trail

MODERATE 82 reviews
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Indian Joe Creek Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sunol, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1197 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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Went on this trail right after spring rains in 2017. plenty of water in the creek pretty awesome cause the trail goes along right next to it for most of the way. nice and green after so much rain.

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4 months ago

This trail is closer to 4 miles than 5.5. It is a climb but you get to cruise on the way down, kind of a fun figure eight Loop with an awesome farm / barn picnic area and pretty well marked dirt trails. Shady patches. Indian Joe Creek was dry as a bone when I ran this trail in late July. $5 parking fee. Bring cash.

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We followed the bahiker.com featured hike. It was a very nice hike. The downhill was very interesting!

Note: Be careful with cows on trail. At one point, cows were on both side of trail, and we tried walking through them. One of the cows started charging towards and we ran. Luckily, it did not follow us. Doing a quick google search reveals that other people have also faced that (fyi: we did not have a dog or kid). In the hindsight, may be we should have left the trail and walked through grass to go around the cows.

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Indian joe creek trail (trailhead is immediately after the park gate entrance). Trail goes alongside the creek with multiple creek crossing opportunities. Has elevation gains and drops. Has abundant shade.

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