Santa Teresa County Park Trail Loop

MODERATE 163 reviews
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Santa Teresa County Park Trail Loop is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,768 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

hiking
20 days ago

One of my favorite places to visit :) Have been going for years! Love to watch the birds, cows grazing , sunsets or just take my camera out for a spin while relaxing away from the chaos of San Jose.

1 month ago

Great trail. Recommend using this app to navigate as trails are mostly (but not always) marked and easy to follow. Hiked up to Coyote Peak, which was well worth it. Lots of animals to see in the morning! Huge shout out to Tony H. for leaving his trekking poles for hikers to borrow. Helped me a lot! Definitely going to buy some for myself. I suggest using some if there are any in the loaner bin. Start early! Mostly uncovered. Wonderful vistas. 8 miles in 3.75 hours (including lengthy break at Coyote Peak)

4 months ago

amazing views, peaceful hike

walking
5 months ago

A lot of variation

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail.

Great workout

hiking
7 months ago

I can't believe this isn't reviewed more. Perhaps it's because I'm not from around here, but the hilly views really surprised me with how attractive they were. You also get near-immediate payoff here with great views of the city on your way up.

Swaths of this one are probably best as bike trails, but I wasn't bored at all on a solo hike through the drearier paths. This is also a good "build-a-hike" area; I tacked on the loop to the southeast by accident and liked the change of scenery.

Challenging, serene, not too busy.

hiking
8 months ago

Hiking

10 months ago

A great workout at some point but wish less cows' poop!. We did it in 2 hours 35 minutes!

hiking
10 months ago

Good exercise. Enjoy nice view from the hill and see lots of wildlife such as deer, coyote and etc. There is almost no shade. Recommend enjoy by the noon in hot weather.

walking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

the trail is not too long ,but good to see everything at the top

trail running
Monday, June 05, 2017

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Very open not much shade.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beautiful trail- but take your allergy meds!

hiking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Beautiful hike with great views of the rolling hills. Best time to go is in the spring when everything is green and the wild flowers are blooming. There are a few creeks that are flowing well right now with all the rain!

Activities: Hiking, Horse trails, mountain biking

Monday, December 26, 2016

great hike. good views and nice elevation variations

hiking
Friday, December 16, 2016

Absolutely love this trail! I try to go on it every Saturday morning before work since you can create your own trail (there are several different trails in the park). Definitely quite a bit uphill at times, but the views are breathtaking. From some of the bends and peaks you can see the whole South Bay on a clear day.

I highly suggest going in the winter or spring since the hills are Shire-like green with wildflowers by February. You may not want to go right after a rain since the trail can be a bit muddy at times in some spots. There's not a lot of shade, so bring plenty of water, SPF, and a hat in the summer. Lots of deer are regularly seen in the area and the occasional bobcat.

Overall I highly recommend this to anybody in the South Bay who doesn't want to drive clear out to Santa Cruz or Pleasanton for a hilly hike. It's practically the Silicon Valley's backyard!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Perfect 3-hour walking trail.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The trail was very warm, little shade. It is not an easy hike, but it is enjoyable. I saw quite a few deer and a bob cat on the trail today.

horseback riding
Monday, July 11, 2016

The Rocky Ridge Trail lived up to its name.

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

8.3 miles here is not easy. it took me 2 hrs 25 minutes. a very good challenging hike. next time I will add the Stiles trail.

hiking
Friday, April 08, 2016

Easy hike (especially if you're just starting out)with multiple options. Some trails (like mine trail) ok for stroller.

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

Green grass, wild flowers, views and great for the dog. Part of trail is heavy single track for bikes but zero issues. Some mud, but great to hear water in the creeks. Great time of year for this hike.

hiking
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Best to hike in the early morning. I saw deers, turnkey, and coyote there. Awesome view.

hiking
Friday, November 20, 2015

Beautiful views of the San Jose area.

hiking
Thursday, January 09, 2014

One of my favorite area for hiking in the South Bay.

mountain biking
Monday, July 29, 2013

My favorite place to mountain bike in the South Bay Area!!! Unfortunately the driving directions are wrong. Here is the proper address.

322398 Bernal Rd
Coyote California 95013
United States

Enjoy!!!

hiking
Saturday, April 06, 2013

Great trails that can go all day long or short loops that make for a nice quick trek. It can easily take up half your day if your looking for an adventure.

trail running
1 day ago

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