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North Rim Trail To Sierra Vista Point Loop

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Alum Rock Park

North Rim Trail To Sierra Vista Point Loop is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Jose, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 1,427 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Views

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Reviews (61)
Photos (629)
Recordings (51)
Completed (223)
Kelly Chang
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Anish Gupta
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This trail is pretty well trafficked and accounts for a good workout. But the only thing you should keep in mind is there is just zero shade all along. Be prepared for that. Plus the trail is green enough only in the colder months.

Amanda Mu
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Hiking

This trail is rated as moderate but it has a good elevation gain so it is a bit challenging and a great workout! I took my parents there, we finished it with some breaks along the way. The view is great too!

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Christian Buckl
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Deepika Chitikela
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Hiking

Great trail for a good workout. There are many benches in between to rest. But nothing much scenic to see out there. It took us 3 hrs to complete the trail. There were a few cows in between but far from the trail. The trail is a bit crowded but feels lively.

Jen Wheelock
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Running

It’s a trail you can run or hike. I’ve seen lots of people and families hiking it. It’s straight up with very few downhill sections but the views are incredible.

Vijay Narasimhan
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Hiking

Awesome winter hike, but pack layers!! We took this trail on Saturday, Jan 12, 2019, which was overcast with a high of 60. In the winter months, the hills are nice and green, and although it had rained in San Jose all week, the trail wasn't at all muddy. The elevation change is steep but not overly so - I found this much easier than Mission Peak, for example. You get tremendous views of the valley, as well as the potential for spotting some animals (we saw both cows and pigs on our walk!). As you're gaining elevation up to the Boccardo Loop, you'll feel pretty warm and so you may feel inclined to dress lightly. But the wind at the top of the trail is fierce and bone-chilling! I'd definitely pack a jacket and full pants. Also, the view from the top on Sierra Road is partially obstructed by a fence, so to get equally compelling views, I'd recommend walking to the top of Boccardo Spur and skipping the length of trail up to Sierra Vista. Parking is plentiful in the park, and you can either park at Eagle Rock for free or park at the visitor center for $6 (except on holidays). There weren't many people on the trails and only two cyclists, so it is definitely high on my recommended list!

Ceci Đào
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Nice and shady.

Greg P
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Hiking

Great views of the Valley as you go up. Not too much shade so better to do this when it’s not so hot and not in mid afternoon like me, Oy! Enjoyed it though, heat and all!

Steve Cotugno
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Hiking

NIce views towards the top. Steep enough to make you feel like you hiked. Don't like all the people or cars at the parking area. Just a bit too busy for me.

Jacqueline Frigoletto
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One of my favorite local hikes. Challenging but not overwhelming, gorgeous views of the South Bay and foothills. Parts of the trail higher up in the hills are very narrow, so be prepared to squeeze up against the hillside if a biker is headed your way (as the other side of the trail is often a steep hill or cliff down). There is very, very little shade along this hike so be prepared for the sun! I've only done it on cool and moderately warm days; I don't think I'd do it on a very hot day. I've seen multiple deer nearly every time I've done this hike.

Jose Escorcia
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Abby Liu
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Alondra Garcia
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Michelle Luna
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S Pham
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Prajakta Belavade
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Eugene Grigorevskiy
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Асель Кисель
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Mike Marseglia
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Stephanie Wong
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Kelly Cavolo
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Prerak Patel
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Adithya Parthasarathy
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Janet Biagini-Moskwa
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Joe Garcia
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Afifa Tawil
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Xiyuan Zhao
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varun varadharajan
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