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Limekiln Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews

Limekiln Trail is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Gatos, 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: 9.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2,729 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The Limekiln Trail follows the Limekiln Creek. This pleasant out and back trail offers a great trail to get a taste of the Lexington Reservoir County Park. Bring lots of water, it can be hot and exposed at times The trail intersects Priest Rock trail and Kennedy Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked on Memorial Day, starting around 1 pm. There's limited parking at the trailhead but seems like parking off alongside the road is acceptable. I saw several people hiking and a few mountain bikers up until the trail intersection with Priest Rock and Kennedy. Afterwards, I saw nobody else until my descent, when I passed a few mountain bikers. Beautiful rolling green hills and wildflowers with lots of butterflies and bees. The landscape is a little marred by the towering transmission towers along the way but it didn't ruin the view – you just have to get creative with photo-taking angles. Parts of the trail are in the shade, especially during the first 1.5 miles or so, but then you're quite exposed for most of the hike. Do bring plenty of water (as always).

Saturday, March 03, 2018

moderate uphill, not much of a view at the top.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Some steep inclines. Shade on most of the trail up. A few rocky/slippery sections. We took Lime Kiln up, and Priest Rock Trail back down to where our car was parked. Nice hike!

running
Monday, September 26, 2016

Lots of shade, decent inclines. Not too crowded even during weekends. Good running trail.

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fun, good incline, lots of shade.

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tough trail, but nice! Lots of shade. Started at bottom Pf Jones Trail and went up Likekiln. Went down Priest Rock Trail. Approximately 6.3 miles round trip. Take water

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recorded Limeklin - Rock Priest

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