Explore the most popular horseback riding 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.

Good hike, plenty of places for parking!

hiking
6 days ago

TICKS! Did this hike yesterday, I found 10 ticks on my dog afterwards. That’s the most he’s ever had in almost 9 years, with frequent hiking. The trail is fine, but if you’re going out any time soon consider tick repellent and check yourself and your dogs afterwards.

road biking
7 days ago

Real nice from Hellyer County Park and south. Do not go or park north of Hellyer park, as there are nothing but homeless camps, garbage, thugs, and people who look like they’re looking for trouble. A real sanitation nightmare, too. Think twice before bringing a family member who you care about in this section.

Loved the more secluded sections of the trail. Amazing hike!

hiking
15 days ago

Fun hike to do in the spring time. Lots of green plants. Most of the creeks have dried out, unfortunately. The hike starts off uphill (good workout) and ends mostly downhill. There are a Lot of families on the hike, dogs, and individuals who bike/run the trails. Parking was free.

Beautiful view- I try to go during times when there’s less people. I’ve had the top to myself many times and love the adventure up!

hiking
22 days ago

walking
28 days ago

South of Metcalf road, only saw a dozen or so people, was a nice walk in the sunshine!

Beautiful and excellent trail run

Great trail for late morning walks. Beautiful scenary. Nice altitude. Just the right kind of short family friendly hike. Kids loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice loop with lots of deer and birds. 2 historic sites. Nice hike on a cool day.

Great views from the Bald Peaks Trail. However the Chisnantuck Trail is closed due to construction until spring 2018 and it's not possible to complete the loop.

surrounding area is super sketchy... felt uneasy leaving my car there so I didn't get to experience the full trail

walking
3 months ago

A beautiful trail to nurture the soul and exercise the body just in our backyard!

trail running
4 months ago

I run part of this trail every Saturday for the last 2 years. The trail is well kept, clean, shaded and pleasant year round. If anything, I hope they install more water fountains along the trail. There are two that I know of: one near Hellyer Park, and another. Near the 85 freeway.

The trail is nice but the surrounding area is super sketchy. Lots of tent cities and crazy homeless people along the trail and parking area. I did not feel safe here.

hiking
5 months ago

Did this hike with my son on 9/2/2017. It was a very hot day so started early. Plenty of vegetation and shade. Beautiful views. There are sit outs and picnic tables on the trail. It is quite steep in some places. Enjoyed this hike. Will definitely do it again some time.

Took around 4 hours at a moderate pace with a few breaks. The ascent isn't as difficult as some of the other hard trails. There are some good views of the reservoir from atop the bald peaks.

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