English Camp Loop

MODERATE 25 reviews

English Camp Loop is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near New Almaden, California that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
912 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

walking

river

wild flowers

The park includes over 37 miles of hiking trails, including 30 miles of equestrian trails and 16.6 miles of bike trails. All trails in the park are also open to pet owners to walk their dogs on leash. For more information visit: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/pages/almadenpark.aspx

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2 months ago

Solid hike, good views, tons of butterflies everywhere

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10 months ago

I happened to hike at the tail end of the 2017 superbloom. Beautiful!

hiking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cool little county park with some great wildflowers and old mining era ruins. Randol Trail, which creates a loop with Mine Hill Trail, is closed for the season, so I put together a 7 mile loop on the east side of the park which consisted of parking at the New Almaden entrance and taking Mine Hill Trail to Castillero Trail, detouring to take the loop of April Trail on the way, which offers some interesting old ruins and mining related buildings. From Castillero Trail I also did the 1 mile out and back to Hidalgo Cemetery, down the hill from Spanish Camp, a collection of old buildings which constituted the dwellings of Hispanic miners. No headstones, but beautiful views and an eerie vibe that I just loved. From there I took Yellow Kid Trail to Deep Gulch Trail which got me back to the parking lot. Got to see a bit of English Camp which was taken over by the Citizen Conservation Corps back in FDR's day. Deep Gulch is all downhill along a little creek. Overall a pleasant, solitary hike (I only passed 2 groups the whole Monday afternoon, other than in the parking lot). Only complaints are the fire road/wide trails and the visible power lines in some places. It is equestrian friendly, but I saw none on that Monday, and I did let my dog off leash for most of the hike once we had climbed the hill. I want to come back and do the loop with Randol Trail when it is open, and I would also like to do the Woods Trail out to the backcountry trails behind the park in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Nice loop hike on an overcast summer day. No views from Church Hill, but some good overlooks on the way there. Watch for poison oak!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pros: Free. Wide trail. Very few hikers. Some shade. Nice bathroom at the parking area.
Cons: Not a breeze. Many flies.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

All up to all down hill with not a lot of shade in the summer. Some good views and a good picnic area at the summit.

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recorded Track - Nov 12, 01:00 PM

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Saturday, July 23, 2016