Sierra Road Loop

moderate 134 reviews

Sierra Road Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 987 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike! Challenging in some parts but beautiful scenic views at beginning and middle points. Super green and foggy when we went up. Finished in under 2 hrs.

mountain biking
24 days ago

Great trail to ride. Planning ahead! Extremely limited parking with enforcement!! Weekends when the weather is nice I probably would not bother because of the parking. If you’re riding make sure to go to the left at the fork after the bridge.

hiking
no shade
25 days ago

This is a great trail to do in the mornings or on a really cool day. It’s definitely not an easy hike. It’s first half is downhill and the uphill the second half. Great workout with beautiful views!! Highly recommend.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of the South Bay.

hiking
1 month ago

Great training hike as well as scenic! I’m not great with elevation gain and this had its steep sections but they were brief. Glad to have this beautiful hike on my radar.

recorded Sierra Road Loop

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike with great views to work every muscle group

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful mix of environments, well marked trail, moderate terrain

hiking
2 months ago

Super fun trail! Challenging. But not too difficult. I would recommend. Not much shade.

hiking
4 months ago

It’s beautiful, but very simple trail.

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

Good workout, little steep, good to come early morning.

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

a bit windy

hiking
5 months ago

Lots of cow poop! ;)

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

Trail was nice, some spots for great pictures. Lots of friendly cows, but be prepared for no shade! Bring water and maybe some shoes you’re not too fond of because there is manure along the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

If it had been a little longer or hotter, this would have been pretty tough. As it was a lovely course trough the foot hills!

Aquila Loop Trail (1.1 mi.) Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve, Alum Rock Paek, San Jose, CA Beautiful city and interior hill scapes.

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike and all the sunshine. Not too difficult, minus the fact that it's mostly downhill for the first half, then uphill the second half, which is evil in my opinion. Haha! Lots of butterflies right now too! I recommend this hike. (No bathrooms so don't drink too much water!)

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

Very scenic start to finish. Nothing too tough except for a couple of steep spots here and there I guess. Sun beats down on you so be prepared.

hiking
no shade
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

would recommend this during spring time. Not much shade but really good scenery

11 months ago

Beautiful trail this time of year

hiking
Sun Feb 10 2019

Excellent trail. Not very busy when we did it and it was beautiful in the winter. Dress in layers. It got very chilly on the windier parts of the hike.

Tue Feb 05 2019

Great view in winter. love this trail.

hiking
Mon Jan 29 2018

The trail was closed partly, which was a bummer. But, the parts that were open were pretty nice. It was crowded.

Mon Jan 15 2018

The trail was closed after 0.8 miles as of 01-14-18.

Sun Jan 07 2018

Spectacular city views ...

Mon Aug 21 2017

Nice panoramic views, cows, very little shade but great if you want a good hilly workout...we didn't see any wildflowers it was pretty barren this time of year.

hiking
Wed May 17 2017

Not a lot of traffic. Open terrain. Good elevation change.

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