John Nicholas Trail

EASY 22 reviews
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John Nicholas Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Gatos, California that features a lake 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
10.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1499 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

wildlife

bugs

muddy

hiking
1 month ago

Most of the people were met were actually riding bicycles, looks like a tough bike trail. From hiking point of view, it's a moderate trail, mostly inside forest with one spectacular vista point overlooking Silicon Valley. It's pretty wet, so waterproof hiking boots are nice to have. Limited parking. Only one portable toilet at the trailhead. No water.

trail running
1 month ago

Had a blast running this yesterday. The elevation seems off though my Garmin clocked it at 2,082” in elevation gain.
It’s a beautiful trail to run either way.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice moderate/easy climb to the top. Trail is shaded the entire length. Downhill is fast with good flow. Busy on the weekends, so watch for hikers and other bikers heading up/down.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Very impressed with this trail. Takes a good amount of work to get to the top (had to hike my bike for a few spots) but the way down is worth it!

4 months ago

Hiked with a three year old and an infant in a stroller.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

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hiking
Friday, April 24, 2015

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Sunday, March 30, 2014