Explore the most popular Forest trails near San Jose with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

An awesome trail with lots of shade, but the map is confusing sometimes

South rim trail closed. Boooo

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2 days ago

Exactly what we were looking for- moderate intensity, easy parking, easy to navigate, beautiful greenery (thanks to the seasons rains) and returned back to the car in two hours. Alltrails led us right to the trailhead where parking in the neighborhood community is easy. Moderate hilly. Packed a lunch but didn’t need it. Would definitely recommend given the convenience and relatability. Also we went between 12:20-2:20 and there was ample shade. At least 40%

hiking
3 days ago

Great trail!

hiking
9 days ago

It has some shades. Nice hikes

“There was too many hills but everything else was good” - 12 year old son

Very beautiful trail but you often have to look at your map because the trail is not well indicated. Twice I had to turn back because I was on the wrong trail.

Fairly easy intensity, not clearly marked in some areas, pretty views on the hill, nice mix of shade and sun

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flooded
12 days ago

The trail was awesome to explore. Part of the trail was closed due to “unstable hillside”. I ended up detouring and still ended up where I started... I’m disappointed I didn’t make it to the top, but I will return

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closed
18 days ago

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muddy
18 days ago

Moderate shade. The ascent can be tiresome when it is a little muddy. This trail will get the heart pumping a bit faster.

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rocky
25 days ago

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bugs
26 days ago

Pretty, but not spectacular. I would recommend this hike if you just want to get outdoors for the day with your pup, but I wouldn’t travel too far to take this hike.

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muddy
29 days ago

great hill climbs. level in many places. beautiful and private. yet youre not alone!

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rocky
30 days ago

It you want more of a walk rather than a full hike this trail is perfect for you. It’s paved, shaded and flat

Very nice trail but signage is not clear sometimes that make you go off the trail area. Saw lots of deer and pheasants Caution, the connection from the creek trail 50 the north rim is over the creek which seemed to be not possible to cross unless you want to get your feet wet.

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muddy
1 month ago

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bugs
muddy
1 month ago

Upper Calaveras Trail

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muddy
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

great hike for new hikers !

hiking
1 month ago

A lot of ticks at this time of the year. be aware of rattle snakes

hiking
1 month ago

A good short hike. There’s a good elevation gain which makes the trail a bit interesting and not just a walk.

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1 month ago

January 11th 2020, partially cloudy, 58F, started 12 PM. Signs are pretty poorly done, but the trails are easy to follow with map. Happy to be able to bring my dog. Parking is in a neighborhood; it’s pretty awkward to park outside of someone’s yard while they are doing yardwork. Pretty hills that were green from recent rains.

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