Best trails in San Jose

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Looking for a great trail near San Jose, California? AllTrails has 66 great hiking trails, 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 Wilder Ranch State Park or Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Almaden Quicksilver County Park or Uvas Canyon County Park. Ready for some activity? There are 37 moderate trails in San Jose ranging from 2.4 to 18.1 miles and from 137 to 2,979 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Quicksilver Trail
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
Trail follows the Senador Mine trail and connects with the Guadalupe Trail for great views of the Guadalupe ReservoirShow more
#2 - Santa Teresa County Park Trail Loop
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
Please note: Rocky Ridge Trail is closed for the season due to serpentine activity, meaning the full loop is not possible. Please check with the park for updates.Show more
#3 - Coyote Peak and Ridge Trail Loop
Santa Teresa County Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h
Coyote Peak is the must-visit point in Santa Teresa County Park in southern San Jose, California. This loop to the peak is a good way to get there: steep enough to provide a good workout and scenic enShow more
#4 - Webb Canyon, New Almaden, Cinnabar, Mine Hill, Randol and Prospect #3 Loop
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
The trail head head starts on Web Canyon Dr in Almaden. There is no dedicated parking, but there are plenty of spaces available along the sidewalks of the neighboring streets. The short, lightly trafShow more
#5 - Sierra Road Loop
San Jose, California
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Sierra Road Loop is a 4.6 mile heavily 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 optiShow more
#6 - Guadalupe and Mine Hill Loop
San Jose, California
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Guadalupe and Mine Hill Loop is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#7 - Mayfair Ranch Trail to Serpentine Loop Trail
Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
This is a strenuous hike that promises great views of the rugged backcountry. Steep trails lead to excellent vistas at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve, which covers a swath of the rugged foShow more
#8 - Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Mine Trail New Almaden Trail
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Mine Trail New Almaden Trail is a 8.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. TheShow more
#9 - Cottle Trail to Calero Reservoir and Lisa Killough Trail
Rancho San Vicente Open Space Preserve
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
Cottle Trail to Calero Reservoir and Lisa Killough Trail is a 8.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers Show more
#10 - Serpentine Loop Trail
Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 39 m
A great hike with seasonal wildflowers. Mayfair Ranch Trail starting from the staging area in Canada del Oro, up and down the ridge, Longwall Canyon Trail up the hill and continuing along Bald Peaks TShow more
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