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Coal Creek Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Altos, California that features a lake 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.

Length 9.3 mi Elevation gain 1,909 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Views

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Please note: Drinking fountains are closed. So bring water! Trails at some preserves restricted to one-way traffic to encourage social distancing – keep 6 feet apart from others not in your household. Parking is limited. Do not park on roadways. Return home if the lot is full. Restrictions around popular preserves have been posted for Highway 35, Purisima Creek Road and Higgins Canyon Road around Purisima Creek Preserve, Alpine Road around Russian Ridge, and Cristo Rey Drive near Rancho San Antonio.

Roadside Parking off of Skyline BLVD.

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Becky Yoder
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Fair amount of shade. Good workout in a beautiful area!

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phoebe deacon
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Danielle Pickard
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HikingMuddyOver grownWashed out

I will try again in a couple months, once the trails have time to drain and dry...but by far the least kept trail with the worst standing mud/water yet.

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Bob Gutierrez
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Hiking

3 mi loop perfect winter kid dog hike. Sparsely populated (few courteous mountain bikers) with vistas and small waterfall.

Thomas Taylor
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Hiking

The old Spanish trail becomes non-dog friendly about half way down the right side of the loop, had to turn back. Lots of mountain bikes going pretty fast on alpine road which made hiking with a dog on the narrow trails less than ideal. A couple of nice vistas.

Ginny T.
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Hiking

Great hike..nice views...if you have a dog-comb them for ticks afterwards..not too many, but be cautious..

Laila Hashimi
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Beautiful

Christan Schaefer
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Hiking

Scenic views and several different trails you can hop on. Great for trail running and getting a good hill workout.

Tom Davids
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Hiking
First to Review

This is a nice trail with good views to the east and a good hike down to the end of Alpine Rd. Plus, dogs are allowed on leash. Winter/spring is a good time to hike Coal Creek but can be a bit muddy.

Ting Chao
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Rashmi N.
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Dave Malacki
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phoebe deacon
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Mountain Biker
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Gordon B.
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John Sebastian
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Janet Liu
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Rutuja Bhalchandra
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James B.
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Dennis Chow
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Ali Marinas
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Alex Wu
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Mark Rohan
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Mark Rohan
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Mark Harnett
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Irene Kan
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John Reed
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Emma Morton-Bours
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