Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Los Gatos with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Doing the loop clockwise is a good up-hill challenge but not overly so. Mostly in the shade during the uphill and not too bad on the downhill section. Some nice views at the top though nothing jaw dropping.

We went there with our dog. It was pretty difficult for us... first part of the trail without shade, so it was very hot, also was very noisy since you walk near the road. The second part was more shady (we also saw a snack). Next to the creek it’s really nice and there are some places where you can get closer and get inside the creek. Overall it was nice.

walking
3 days ago

A great trail to do with a steep incline. Shaded in some areas, really nice neighborhood to walk in.

Very challenging and fun hike. It’s very steep early on heading up Priest and also very exposed. I started around 8:30am and it was pretty warm by 9:30. Wonderful views near the top and Linekiln on the way back down was a nice change with a little more shade. Loved the elevation change on this hike. Light traffic on a Saturday, very nice.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice trail for the first half until you meet Jones Trail. The trail beyond there is marked (private) on the map and is fenced off and not accessible.

Good easy hike. beautiful redwoods. wide trails, dog friendly

Nice hike, not too strenuous — a fun Sunday morning activity

hiking
30 days ago

Great hike. You do hear the highway, but it's not bad, I wouldn't let that deter you. cool views and there are multiple trails connected of you want to go further.

This is one of the trail we like the most and hiked the most. It may be quite challenging for the beginners. The steep hike gives you great workout, the best hike near Los Gatos in the winter time. I wouldn’t recommend for a very hot day because most of the trail has no shades.

hiking
1 month ago

great easy trail, awesome views

Start at the top of Montevina Rd . Great views of Lexington and the Coastal range early on.Kind of a reverse hike where you start at the top and go to the bottom.

Great workout and a hard trail because of the steep incline. Too much direct heat on a day over 85 degrees. Will be back on a cooler day next time.

Excellent trail for scenery and challenging workout!

Well I’m a newbie to hiking-this was not easy for me, but I’ve done it three times and am getting faster-lots if uphill but a great hike

hiking
1 month ago

This trail taught me that for me moderate is hard!! The incline was really challenging for me but that probably says more about my fitness level than anything else. Still trail is not really for beginners. It was also quite dry. On the plus side though there were some great views of the valley and we saw a deer.

walking
1 month ago

girls loved it

trail running
1 month ago

Not trail running per se, but I would run the entire length of LGCT to it’s termination at Meridian Ave in San Jose, a round trip of 18 miles, as part of a marathon training. It was perfect.

Love this trail and all surrounding. The area is my favorite, a perfect balance between nature features, challenging terrain, and beautiful forest.

Very enjoyable trail! Starts off with one big incline up and after that it's easy peasy. Part of the trail is in the residential area. Seeing the big rich houses was nice. I was very thankful for this app to keep on track on the trail. You can finish this in an hour. I also saw a deer on our trail!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Excellent trail for biking. I'm still working myself into shape (and I'm no spring chicken) so I struggled a bit but made it up to the peak. Intermediate and advanced riders will cruise up. Killer view. Very, very fun cruise down. Will definitely do again soon but I will bring bug spray for the climb.

Challenging but very nice!

We love this trail. It’s little hard in the beginning, the trail overall is not hard.

Very nice place and you can do it on a lunch break. Very good view

hiking
2 months ago

It’s a fire road trail so it’s nice and wide with nice views of the redwoods. Not much to see till the end. Mainly mountain biking was seen on the trail.

Challenging hike, lots of incline. Watch your step for the loose rocks on the decent.

The shade was great and on a clear day you can view the city from afar

2 months ago

loved it for a quick little HIIT workout

Loved it.!!! The great outdoors

there is a pretty steep incline or decline (depending on which way you start or end.) the views are amazing. nice hike if you're visiting the area and have a couple hours free.

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