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Best trails in Los Gatos

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Looking for a great trail near Los Gatos, California? AllTrails has 48 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 Castle Rock State Park or Wilder Ranch 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 (48)
#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 juShow more
#2 - 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 onShow more
#3 - 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, thrShow more
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - Saratoga Gap Long Ridge Loop Trail
Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 9 m
Saratoga Gap Long Ridge Loop Trail is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Gatos, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#7 - Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail: Castle Rock Route
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 27.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
This map shows the full Skyline-to-the-Sea route from the Castle Rock State Park entrance. Be advised that trail camps may not have trash collection and/or water available; check park conditions befoShow more
#8 - 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
Los Gatos Creek Trail to Saint Josephs Hill is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Los Gatos, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of Show more
#9 - Summit Rock Loop Trail
Sanborn County Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Hike up to Summit rock via the Summit Rock Loop Trail. Enjoy the stunning views from Summit Rock. Pets are allowed on designated areas and on leash. NOTE: Summit Rock is CLOSED for the season FebruarShow more
#10 - John Nicholas Trail
Sanborn County Park
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
John Nicholas Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Gatos, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activShow more
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