Los Gatos Creek Trail to Saint Josephs Hill

MODERATE 79 reviews

Los Gatos Creek Trail to Saint Josephs Hill is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Gatos, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.1 miles Elevation Gain: 984 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers

Nice trail with plenty of people. Saw one rattlesnake.

28 days ago

Well maintained and relatively busy trail. Mountain lion territory with latest sighting Aug 9. Moderate difficulty during a few steeper bits. Lots of runners and bikers. Close to a motorway for a while. About 20% shade, most of it on the (counter clockwise) return stretch. Mornings are likely to have clouds, though. The 4 stars are for the loop at the hill top with nice views and moderate difficulty.

Good workout. Very close to the highway and lots of people on the trail. One or two nice views.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Probably good for hiking, but for mountain biking there are extremely hard and dangerous parts on the way back from the hill, specifically the Flume trail part alongside the creek. I’d recommend taking Los Gatos creek trail on the way back, too, instead of doing the loop. Pretty good and moderately challenging climb otherwise.

I’m not a fan of the trail alongside the noisy highway. Other than that it was an easy 6 miles with an enjoyable view

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Nice hike, not too strenuous — a fun Sunday morning activity

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