Santa Teresa County Park Trail Loop

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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 and is rated as moderate. The trail 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

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

walking

bird watching

running

views

wildlife

Please note: Rocky Ridge Trail is closed for the season due to serpentine activity, meaning the full loop is not possible. Please check with the park for updates.

hiking
9 days ago

Me and my 2 years old son love this trails. We’ll be back.

15 days ago

most of the trail is too narrow. my dog picked up at least 10 ticks in 3 hours there. other than that a good workout. not crowded and friendly people.

as of feb 1st you cant complete the loop - rocky ridge trail is closed for the season due to "serpentine activity".

hiking
no shade
25 days ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Haven’t been hiking in awhile, this trial definitely ignited my glutes and thighs. Some what easy to follow...(also due to me forgetting initial trail name I wanted to stay on but ended up exploring). Saw some wild turkeys. Muddy in spots.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Nice, moderately difficult gravel trail with some really muddy parts (after the recent rains here in San Jose). Good views of the city and surrounding hills and mountains, but not much in the way of wildlife (did see lots of deer footprints in the mud though) and no water features.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Smokey

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
off trail
5 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
7 months ago

It's okay, not too much going on. Paths can get narrow and a lot of bikers. not that great for running, but still decent.

running
8 months ago

Pretty interesting 8 mile loop. Path is clear until you enter the first cattle grazing area then it gets pretty narrow. Variety of views makes the trail worth it: from the vast fields, to residential communities, to a golf course. I'd rank this more on the moderate-difficult if you decide to run it! Enjoy!

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice, easy trail with some lovely views!

hiking
bugs
no shade
9 months ago

You can enjoy multiple kinds of view on this trail, the whole city landscape, wildflowers (especially California wild roses), lakes, grasses and even a golf course. There is very little shade and one kind of insect always trying flying aroud you. Parking is easy and finishing the whole loop is really a great workout.

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

Lovely rolling hills. Not a lot of shade. Great views of Silicon Valley

hiking
muddy
Sun Feb 17 2019

Beautiful scenic hike. Muddy on this day but worthy.

running
Mon Dec 31 2018

Expect the unexpected here.. this was pretty challenging for me! But the clear views on a perfect day made it one of my best trail runs!!

hiking
Sun Dec 30 2018

Beautiful trail in San Jose but feels set apart. The park ranger was super friendly too!

hiking
Sun Oct 07 2018

Scenery: 3 Views: 3.5 Difficulty: 3.5 Crowds: 3 Shade: 2 My 1-5 Rating Scale Comparisons for above: 5 for Scenery; Mcway Falls Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP 4.5 for Scenery: Berry Creek Falls Big Basin State Park 4 for Scenery: Steep Ravine Trail 5 for Views: Nimitz Trail Tilden Park 5 for Views: Ridge Trail San Bruno Mtn Park 4.5 for Views Montara Mtn Summit San Pedro County Park 4 for Views Rancho Canada Del Oro Bald Peaks trail 5 for Difficulty: Junipero Serra Peak 4 for Difficulty: Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail

hiking
Tue Jul 31 2018

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.

Tue Jun 26 2018

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)

Mon Mar 26 2018

amazing views, peaceful hike

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