Harvey Bear Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Martin, 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
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
705 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

3 months ago

Almost go run over by a pissed off bull. Not tempted to try this one again.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike for beginners, beautiful views too !

6 months ago

When we first started exercising after having my son we started with the asphalt trail that is available at Harvey bear, now we hike the 4.5 mile trail with our 6 year old son and our dogs.

7 months ago

Nice flat asphalt trail with plenty of wildflowers and birds. Doggie bags supplied and benches occasionally. Very quiet and nice scenery.

hiking
7 months ago

We went at the end of the first week of April. It was gorgeous. Hills bright green and wild flowers growing. Made it to the Vista to see the lake. Just over 3 miles round trip. Loved the free roaming cows.

10 months ago

Beautiful in spring with the green grass and yellow flowers

trail running
11 months ago

A fun run, just watch out for cow pies.

hiking
Thursday, November 23, 2017

This trail was beautiful! We hiked a total of 5 miles and got a great workout! The kids (8, 5, and 3) did great and the little one only needed to be carried about halfway. While the trail is technically an easy trail, the elevation pushes it to a moderate. Take your camera to get some great shots of the valley, and don’t forget your water! Pro Tip: go left! The trail is easier and more gradual to the right so it won’t be as jarring on your legs on the way down.

hiking
Monday, October 16, 2017

Monica

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Easy hike with many different trail options. We went up the hill which was a bit strenuous for all of about
10 minutes (It was Hot). We looped around in about 1 hour, but there were still other trails to explore. Will definitely go back.

hiking
Friday, August 25, 2017

The scenery was beautiful! However being from the very flat Midwest this hike was definitely more of a moderate for me. Also there was very little shade which made it very hot. Definitely bring water. It was a bit tough on the dogs too. Loved the smell of garlic while we were hiking! I would definitely do it again, but preferably in cooler weather.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

We started around 11 am and it was HOT. Was a fun hike but hard for the kids (8 & 10) who are not used to linger hikes with hills. Took us a while because we stopped a lot, but we did it and they were so proud of themselves after!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Great hike, a lot of good trails, a bit of cow

Saturday, May 13, 2017

I loved the uphill climb... gave me a good leg workout!! Overall the trail was easy to follow.

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Very nice trail! We'll come back and trek it again.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Super friendly people, beautiful trail

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Scenic and perfect for the family or first time hiker. Come early to finish. We only completed a mile up and back. Met someone coming down who had a run in with a rattle snake. He tossed it to the side away from the trail. He said it was early for one to be seen - round 2:30 pm. Close contact with cows on the trail. Most picked up their small dogs when passing by the cows. Recommended.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Super fun hike with beautiful views. Cows on your path. careful some deep mud right now

mountain biking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Was super fun on the back side

Friday, September 30, 2016

I love it

Monday, September 12, 2016

amazing, from the beginning with the five turkey vultures circling over my dog and me, to the the nice serene up hill hike and the Prairie dogs every where, the magnificent view back into the Morgan Hill Valley, to the hawk that swoped down and on to a tree limb only about ten feet away and as he perched he seemed to say hello anyways the four miles hike was amazing

Sunday, July 17, 2016

super boring and gross nothing but hay and poop. good workout but that's it

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Beautiful. Hiking. Walking enjoy the nature

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Walk

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Walking it's beautiful

hiking
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Great hike...very long and hot if you go to the right of the lake, but it's the best part!

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

recorded Harvey Bear Trail

hiking
3 months ago

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