Stevens Canyon Trail

MODERATE 187 reviews

Stevens Canyon Trail is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cupertino, California that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1079 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

Park at the Parking area off of Stevens Canyon Road

hiking
21 days ago

Overall a decent trail. The first half was nice, with a good amount of shade. The trail got very steep in the middle, and the second half was almost completely exposed to the sun. The second half was also a biking trail and had good views, but was pretty uncomfortable on a hot day (~90 degrees).

trail running
27 days ago

Good variety of terrain. Good steep sections with flat sections in between. Enough shade to not burn under the sun. Loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery and great view on top of hill
Map looks trail is small but not :)

1 month ago

Its a moderate trail and we probably took a longer loop and ended up at around 6.7 miles. Some hills were challenging for us, but fun. View was okay.

trail running
2 months ago

This trail is especially beautiful during rainy season. It's much more green than some of the other trails in the area! In the summer it's nothing special and I'd rather go elsewhere. It's worth the extra .25 to .5 miles to go to the top of Maisie's Peak on a clear day!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful lookouts. Very much appreciated the easily marked trails, and the maintained paths. Will definitely come back.

hiking
4 months ago

I enjoyed it today. My phone died and was unable to record the whole hike. Will go back again. Thanks

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike, brought my dog and he was definitely exhausted after. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
6 months ago

Very pleasant hike, partly through the forest and some in the open and near the ridges. Great that it is so easy to get to from town.

I'd rate this higher but for the noise from the shooting range on the other side of the lake. I was there in the summer as well, and the the gunfire can be heard on most of the trail.

8 months ago

Didn't find the trails very well marked. It was difficult to determine what was the walking trail and what was an animal path.

hiking
9 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

you can NOT go with Bikes on Tony Look Trail (near the lake)

11 months ago

Good trail. Easy 2:30 hours hiking mostly in the woods.

11 months ago

One of the worst hikes. Go elsewhere

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Great workout. The reservoir side is a lot less steep and has a lot of cover, and the other side is much steeper and is a lot less shaded. The trail on the reservoir side is very narrow and the weeds are overgrown so if you are wearing shorts or capris your legs will get a bit scratched. Has a great view of the cities below and can see out for miles.

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Amazig hike. Decent elevation. Great views of the lake. Lots of restrooms along the way.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

We did the whole loop, starting from the reservoir side, and enjoyed the trail. Lots to look at, everything seemingly vibrant. The second half was not a trail but a dirt road. With almost no shade on a sunny day with a high of about 90. If I were doing it again I'd just hike on the reservoir side to the lookout and return the way I came.

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

A favorite hiking spot of mine. There's quite a few trails around here, lots of nice, scenic views, wild flowers, insects, a Creek. Just make sure you pay attention to the signs or you might get a bit lost.

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Was good , but the entire length was well over 5.9 close to 7 miles I would say. Trail is pretty and scenic to begin with. Later it becomes climb and scenic. Maisie's peak was really good.

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pretty flat hike with views of the reservoir to start, then you climb and climb and climb. Good workout, and not too crowded.

hiking
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Great mix of views and a memorable trail.

trail running
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Great trail. Excellent view.
I loved it.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Decent hiking by the reservoir. Opens up on the east side of the hill.

trail running
Sunday, July 24, 2016

After reaching the Reservoir the trail becomes more shaded and hilly. Few people nice run. For reference, names of the trails in the loop : Stevens Creek Tony Loop Trail, Lookout Trail, Vista Loop, Fern, Coyote Ridge then finally back to Stevens Creek Tony Loop Trail.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

We jumped on at the Stevens Creek Reservoir and hiked the Loop and Tony Look Trails. The Tony Look trail is moderately rolling with a few good views. You will hear the gun club for a good portion of the hike, but the noise fades to white noise after a while.

hiking
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Great hike - serene and peaceful - with great views and lots of shade. Parked at the winery which is a great spot to end the hike.

Did the Zinfandel trail and Orchard Loop to get close to 5 miles.

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