Penitencia Creek Trail

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Penitencia Creek Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Jose, 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.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

A meandering 3 mile path alongside the Upper Penitencia River.

2 months ago

This is a stroller friendly stroll alongside a pretty shaded creek.

2 months ago

Beautiful place. Loved it

nature trips
3 months ago

I love the park itself more than this one trail.

hiking
4 months ago

easy trail along the creek. signs could be better

4 months ago

Beautiful trail and managed well with a baby in the stroller and a toddler on foot. Also had my mom who uses a cane with me. Will be back!

7 months ago

Easy one

hiking
8 months ago

It’s a nice shaded trail that follows the creek. The creek has fish and leads up to mineral springs. We saw deer and hawks along the way!

11 months ago

Had an AWESOME tine with my family. Great for picnics, games, throwing a football then having a great walk with tons to look at and beautiful surroundings.

trail running
11 months ago

Super fun trail run. Lots of chances to wander around the hills and explore. Will definitely go again.

walking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Traverses most of the floor of the park valley. Great walk if you're aiming to just relax. Beautiful foliage. Lots of park visitors.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Simple hike, not too steep for a long period and there are benches. bring water, it's getting warm out!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

An easy, fun walk with lots to see. Our 4 year old had a lot of fun finding sticks and playing in the tiny creek at the end of the trail. We had our 18 month old in a kid backpack, but could have easily done it with a stroller.

hiking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Best of both worlds - shady trees, a peaceful flowing creek...and then a somewhat intense hike up hill to the top. Pretty nice views.

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

An easy hike with shaded trails almost all the way. The sound of water flowing through the creek can be very soothing to the ears. If you get a chance to get close to the water, you'll find that it's very clear and you might even spot fishes scurrying about!

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