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San Juan Bautista De Anza Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Juan Bautista, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 833 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

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Safia Bootwala
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HikingPrivate property

Easy trail, uphill for the first mile and then evens out. Four miles all the way to the end near the second entrance past the top. Lots of shade, lots of cows, and beautiful views!

Jane B.
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Hiking

Good trail, wide with hard packed dirt. Uneven, so good to have hiking shoes. Uphill pretty much the first hour or so without shade. Stop to look at the views and the beauty once in a while. The shaded areas through the trees were nice too. Made it to top of hill where a homemade sign said we’d gone 2.7 miles, with arrow saying another 1.3 to go (to parking I assume, but we went about .5 and turned around). Overall 2.25 hours to go almost 6 miles and our small dog was happy

dani l.
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Hiking

Easy moderate moderate hike through wide access roads with beautiful views of the valley beneath it. Instead of turning around at the top of the hill as suggested by the AllTrails map, we kept going all the way to the other entrance, adding another 1.3 miles each way. It’s still out and back. Easy parking.

Micaela Espinosa Cortez
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Hiking

Great trail. Beautiful views, lots of flowers, make sure you bring water for the hike and a sunhat. round trip for intermediate hiker is 6 miles roundtrip. Make sure you have a good pair of hiking boots or tennis shoes. Overall it was so relaxing to breathe in fresh air

Marybeth Rinehart
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Hiking

Beautiful uncrowded trail, full of wildflowers and amazing vistas. On the way up there are three benches for a picnic or just a gaze. The grasses are so lush they move like fur in the wind.

Leo Reynoso
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Hiking

Anza Ohlone

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Morgan Gillespie
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HikingBugs

Overall, good trail, but there was a huge swarm of bees taking up the entire width of the trail at the end.

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Kori S.
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HikingNo shade

The first 2 miles or so are uphill. Harder for a beginner but no problem for intermediate/advanced hikers. You can head up to the top and turn around at about 2.7 miles. Terrain varies. Some mud, sand, rock, over all easy to walk on though.

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Mary J
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Hiking

Bobcat by the first bench

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Matt Adgar
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HikingMuddy
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William Link
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HikingFee
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Rachel LaBas
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Hiking

Great local hike!

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Gemma Neville
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Hiking

Fun little hike. Slippery and muddy at spots when it has rained or is raining so hiking boots were a must. Nice slow ascent and easy parking on side of road before entrance gate.

Brooke Parish
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Hiking

Really nice hike with beautiful views! Parking is easy and free.

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Jonathan Gonzalez
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Mountain biking

i had a great time riding here today. will comeback soon!

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Cassaundra Khouri
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Hiking

If you are looking for a good workout, this trail is all up hill until you turn around to go back. I enjoyed the scenery- mountain and animal.

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Cassy Doll
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It’s perfect for beginners or a quick hike.

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Hannah Jones
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HikingNo shade

I like this trail a lot! My only concern as a lone hiker was that as I got about 1.5 miles up the hills and the overgrowth were pretty dense and the perfect area for mountain lions. As a lone hiker I didn’t feel comfortable, but it was a good hike, nice incline and a clear trail.

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John Heyl
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Hiking

Easy walking and great vistas.

Brandon Willis
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Hiking

Dog friendly with wide paths and a decent incline. A overall good workout for hiking and even biking. Trail extends further up than the one listed so you can make it a more intensive hike if you wish. This is a good hike for late afternoons since the coastal marine layer comes in and provides some cooler weather and a nice wind.

A Martinez
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Hiking

Nice slow incline to the top Rolling grassland area

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Scott Pearce
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Hiking

Good trail. All uphill for the 2.5 miles up but then downhill crusing on the way back down. Great workout, solid trail.

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Irma Eaves
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The area is recovering well after the fires. The trials are moderate and today there was not a lot people . At 1st when you get out of the car it smells like sulfur. It only smells near the parking area.

Arcadia Alatorre
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Hiking

Great hike to watch the sunset, incline in the beginning but decline on the way back! Enough tree shade, even on those hot days. Perfect trail to run as well.

George Jacinto
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Steep in spots. Views are breathtaking.

Levitica Caz
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Hiking

amazing uphill hike , loved it with my boyfriend we seen amazing small blue crystallized rocks, snakes , milk thistles, wild berrys and the view was so beautiful from up top . loved it!

Steven Garcia
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This is a perfect evening hike the 1st 2 miles are uphill But worth the view.

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