Hacienda, Randol, and Buena Vista Trail Loop

MODERATE 211 reviews

Hacienda, Randol, and Buena Vista Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Almaden, 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: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: 823 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Park at the Mockingbird Hill entrance. 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

hiking
29 days ago

Great loop hike. First and last third are shaded with the middle third being sunny. Several dogs on the trail (including ours) with an unexpected fresh water barrel mid way through. Great views!

Trail has moderate number of people. We started from Buena Vista trail and almost 60% of trail is shaded. We also spotted two deers which was cute. Parking is free. There were ample spots at around 10.30am.

Awesome trail with nice shade in the beginning. Definitely a climb but once you get to the top it’s fantastic

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, quiet area to hike. Not a lot of shade. Great views of San Jose. Saw some deer.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Love this trail with lots of shades, and enough elevation for exercise.

4 months ago

Must go now before wild flowers are gone. Nice and easy hike with great views.

hiking
4 months ago

A lot of shades and good views

hiking
5 months ago

Nice and shaded, stream is flowing and pleasant. Open areas have lots of tiny wildflowers. Moderate hike but not difficult. Only had time to go partway, will definitely come back to do the whole loop.

hiking
5 months ago

Short hike with Angelo and Acheles (dog)

Mockingbird to Buena Vista mine loop around to Cape Horn. One on my favorite hikes in this area!

hiking
muddy
rocky
7 months ago

8 months ago

came there in between the rain season. Tones of green and fresh air

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike to do with kids!

hiking
8 months ago

We enjoyed this hike very much. There were a few steep sections but overall a relaxing, beautiful park.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail for my man and small pup. Lots of beautiful sights and varying terrain.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice shaded trail on a hot day. We had fun exploring the historic sites along the trail and we even saw a few deer at the end!

hiking
Monday, May 21, 2018

Mocking bird

Thursday, April 12, 2018

prefer this to the quicksilver 5 mile loop trail. dense oak forests cover the hillsides. plenty of shade to tackle even on a hot summer day...

hiking
Sunday, April 08, 2018

beautiful view! well maintained trail. free parking. Not a strenuous hike

hiking
Sunday, March 18, 2018

steep inclines, beautiful scenery and plenty of people along the way

Friday, February 16, 2018

Good hike, plenty of places for parking!

hiking
Monday, February 12, 2018

TICKS! Did this hike yesterday, I found 10 ticks on my dog afterwards. That’s the most he’s ever had in almost 9 years, with frequent hiking. The trail is fine, but if you’re going out any time soon consider tick repellent and check yourself and your dogs afterwards.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Loved the more secluded sections of the trail. Amazing hike!

hiking
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Fun hike to do in the spring time. Lots of green plants. Most of the creeks have dried out, unfortunately. The hike starts off uphill (good workout) and ends mostly downhill. There are a Lot of families on the hike, dogs, and individuals who bike/run the trails. Parking was free.

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