Mount Sobrso Loop Trail via Lime Kiln Trail

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Mount Sobrso Loop Trail via Lime Kiln Trail is a 12 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Gatos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2890 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A more advanced version of the Lexington Reservoir Loop, this hike connect the county park to the Sierra Azul open Space Preserve. It is possible to continur to the summit of Mt. El Sambroso at 2,999'

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3 months ago

Definitely HARD. Didn't think it would be too challenging but it was a lot of up in the heat. I'd say definitely worth it though for the views of downtown SJ.

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3 months ago

Very nice hike with challenging acceleration in the first half. We did this on a pretty hot day ( > 95), you should really pack enough water, a hat and try to start very early! We started at 7:30 and therefore still had a lot of shadow

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5 months ago

We didn't finish the whole trail and we stopped at the intersection of the two trails.

Pro:
- A lot of shades
- Beautiful views. you can see San Jose downtown if the weather is clear

cons:
- hard trail. it's steep from the very beginning.
- not easy to find a parking. there is a parking lot (you can find it on the preserve's website) but it's a little far away from the trailhead.

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5 months ago

I was convinced Briones had rolling hills.. nah this place took the CAKE!! hills on hills on hills on more hills!! i loved every it of it! when you reach the peak, you can even see Mt Diablo and Tamalpais from there! it's so awesome! definitely added this to my Favorite hikes list!

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