Coyote Creek Trail

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Coyote Creek Trail is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Milpitas, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no shade

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

opened and its mostly gravel. it can be congested with pedestrians depending the time of day you go (I went during lunch). I biked probably 5mi and the trail ended. there were no signs indicating where it continued.

road biking
4 months ago

You want to park at the Cottonwood Grove Entry, which is about 3/4 mile south of the Dixon Landing / N. McCarthy Blvd. intersection. From there, you can follow the paved path south until you reach the 237 underpass.

The entrance to go under 237 is not well marked. I totally missed it and had to back track. There are small openings along the fence where you can get through.

As you head further south, the trail becomes less maintained. Below Tasman Dr. you're on gravel. And once you cross under Montague Expressway, you'll come to a sign that says "Trail Ends" and I recommend that you turn around.

Overall, this trail isn't very interesting. It makes for an ok bike ride and you can continue north or west and do more biking if you want. If you head north along Fremont Blvd along the paved bay trail, you can connect to the trail that follows along Coyote Creek Lagoon (also on All Trails).

7 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

Sunday, November 06, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

road biking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

walking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Trash smell all the time

trail running
Friday, October 24, 2014

** Access: The trail is walking distance from home, so it is very accessible for me via River Oaks. One can access the trail from Montague Expy and E Tasman Dr. The trail extends for 2.28 mi from Hwy 237 to Montague Expy.

** Scenery: Its nice, open, and very wide. It is used by walkers, runners, and cyclists. I have done all three here.
There is practically no evidence of any creek now; perhaps once in a while you can see some trickling water near Montague Expy, especially after a light rain. The trail and the surroundings are very dry. The trail runs at an elevated level, with the dry, non-existent creek on one hand, and houses and offices on the other.
I have sometimes spotted some cats, squirrels, and wild rabbits.

** Trail surface: This is a gravel trail. I prefer paved trails, so I mostly head to the Guadalupe River Trail (behind VTA River Oaks), which is paved.
I have run at Coyote Creek Trail for 3-4 months while I was training for a 5k. Since the trail is wide open under the sun, you need to ensure you've applied loads of sunscreen and also remember to wear a hat/cap/sunglasses.

** Traffic: You will see lot of people during lunch time and in the evening, especially folks from neighboring offices, out on the trail for a walk. But is never gets too crowded. There is room for everyone. This trail is hit more by runners than cyclists.

walking
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

trail running
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012