Guadalupe River Park Trail

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Guadalupe River Park Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near San Jose, California that features a river 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.

10.1 miles
170 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running




wild flowers


A paved trail along the Guadalupe River in downtown San Jose, California, might be just what you need to work off some stress or even ride your bike to work. The Guadalupe River Park starts near the Children's Discovery Museum at the south end of Downtown San Jose and runs northward. It's easily accessible via the Valley Transit Agency's Light Rail and has entrances along all the major cross streets downtown. You'll also have chances for bird watching and, of course, people watching along the way. The trail surface is mostly paved and entirely flat. Ambitious walkers (and, more likely, bike riders) can take the trail all the way to the southern edge of San Francisco Bay.

road biking
1 month ago

Finding the trail head was the hardest part. Now I would just go to 333 W. San Carlos - the pink towers. There is ramp down to the trail right by the street. In about a mile you make a a sharp crack back up the hill - then make a right after the cross walk. Now you are finally pretty much in the trail. Felt a little threatened by the homeless camps but mostly in my head. After you get out of the city it's a nice ride.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Start from the Bay, and go South.
8 mile loop, very nice.
Pretty smooth except for crossing under the busy roads.

5 months ago

Terrible! Dirty with trash everywhere. Homeless camping everywhere with the associated mess and stench. In spots the trail flips from one side of the river to the other, necessitating crossing of busy streets. This trail should be used as a last resort only.

6 months ago

To sketchy!

9 months ago

More like a concrete jungle rather than a nature trail. Dirty and underpasses with remnants of homeless people. Not a fun trail at all. Surprised people rated it as high as they did. Disappointed.

trail running
10 months ago

Dirty trail with no water and lots of homeless encampments that make the user feel less than secure. Only pro is the trail utilizes a lot of underpasses that enables a continuous run with no stops for traffic.

road biking
11 months ago

Decent trail for commute to work. Rose garden is a nice detour if you feel so inclined. Monopoly in the park is interesting.

11 months ago

Love this trail . There are some spots that look disheveled from previous floods and debris is entangled in tree limbs , there are some homeless living along it in spots , I have never felt unsafe . Its a solid asphalted trail . Lovely to walk, run , and bike !

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I found this trail by noticing a body of water while navigating the GPS, and I decided to give it a try that same day. I started my trip from the Denny's on Blossom Hill Rd towards the lake. I'll admit that at first it felt too isolated and abandoned, but as I reached the park the view started to change, and it then it was beautiful. It's a really easy walk, bjt peaceful and with beautiful views.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Alum Rock was closed due to hazardous conditions so we settled for Guadalupe River Walk just to get outdoors. We walked the trails to find out a section of it was also blocked due to construction. There was a lot of litter and trash along the way. Homeless people were camped out throughout the trail. There was some wildlife - squirrels, certain plants survived winter, etc., but most of the landscaping we saw was just overgrowth. With its proximity to the airport, planes screamed above us as they landed every 10 min or so. I wouldn't come back here unless I had no other option - which is the only reason we decided to try this place anyway.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

homeless people lined the trail I had to stop when we seen filthy underwear n broken glass

trail running
Thursday, July 07, 2016

It is one of my favorite for jogging and bilking. I think it is really good trail for training half marathon.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Nice easy hike.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

It's a beautiful park, beautiful trees and flowers, the river is clean and it's very well maintained in general. I'm there often!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Not bad, but not well marked - lots of simultaneous paths without clear markers if one is preferred for bikes or ped. Stroller accessible, all paved. Lots of benches and small tables.....can be followed all the way to the airport and likely beyond. Some construction as of Jan 2015, and lots of plane/car noise. (Can be a plus if you have a child who loves planes and cars)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Not bad if you're traveling, need a spot to run, and don't have a lot of time for a commute out of the city. This is definitely a cityscape trail but you can head further north towards the Airport for a bit more grass and trees.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

City trail - goes on way past airport 10 miles or so - easy lots of homeless in underpass . Nice walking jogging or bike in the city - airplanes overhead most of walk -

Saturday, October 29, 2011

How do I download the Trail GPS info if I do not have a Smart Phone and ONLY need the GPS info?

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