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Best trails in Los Gatos

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Looking for a great trail near Los Gatos, California? AllTrails has 47 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park or Portola Redwoods State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like West Waddell Creek State Wilderness or Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Ready for some activity? There are 24 moderate trails in Los Gatos ranging from 0.7 to 22.7 miles and from 321 to 3,083 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Los Gatos
Top trails (47)
#1 - Lexington Reservoir Trail
Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
This loop trail explores the west side of the Lexington Reservoir and is a great option for the entire family. This trail is multi-use, and can be steep in sections. Take the Limekiln trail to the junction of Priest Rock Trail. Return via the Priest Rock trail. Walk along the shore line to return. The loop can be done in either direction.Show more
#2 - Alma Trail and Redwood Springs Trail Loop
Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
The Alma (the Spanish word for soul) Trail is located west of Bear Creek Road and is accessible using the new pedestrian crossing. This trail traverses into densely wooded fir and redwood forests, through bay and oak woodlands, eventually linking to the Madrone Knoll Trail. Be prepared: These trails climb from the parking area located at 1,000 feet in elevation to Madrone Knoll, the highest point, at 2,400 feet.Show more
#3 - Los Gatos Creek Trail to Jones Trail Loop
St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
A great West Valley paved path/trail for biking, mountain biking, jogging, and birding. A good starting point from Campbell Park the paved trail extends through Vasona Park, Downtown Los Gatos, and on to Lexington Reservoir and more challenging dirt road mountain bike climbs. Los Gatos Creek and ponds along the way offer good birding opportunities. The paved path makes a 2 mile loop from Campbell park to a pedestrian bridge at San Thomas Expressway. The east side of the loop has a 1 mile single track trail good for a quick mountain bike ride any time of the year.Show more
#4 - Mount El Sombroso via Kennedy Trail
Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 34 m
Note: Dogs are not allowed on the last portion of the trail to the peak.Show more
#5 - Mount El Sombroso and Lime Kiln Trail
Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 42 m
A more advanced version of the Lexington Reservoir Loop, this hike connects the county park to the Sierra Azul open Space Preserve.Show more
#6 - Los Gatos Creek Trail to Saint Josephs Hill
St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
#7 - Bear Creek Summit via Madrone Knoll Trail and Alma Trail
Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
Hiking and equestrian trail that climbs to the top of Madrone Knoll.Show more
#8 - Jones, Novitiate, Range and Manzanita Trail
St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
#9 - Jones Trail
St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#10 - Limekiln to Kennedy to Priest Rock Loop
Lexington Reservoir County Park
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 7 h 20 m
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