Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Beautiful walk. Nice and shaded. Plenty of places to catch your breath and enjoy the views

Fully shaded hike even good sun light. Great terrain for training endurance track

Pleasant flat walk. Road traffic can be heard at every point along the walk. Bring your own balls for the 4 bocce pits.

Fun little loop to run

walking
22 days ago

Nice easy brisk walk in nature.

hiking
25 days ago

Need better trail markings. I bathrooms, but porta potties.

Good view

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Nice , easy for kids . There is a playground near of the parking lot B , also you can seat and have a nice picnic.
In this park you can see lizard , duck , geese , squirrel.

Easy trail .. Kid friendly park

road biking
1 month ago

Overall nice trail . People have mentioned homeless or not a great area near by. Just park in Hellyer Park by the lake you’ll be fine then go south from there. I’ve done this ride a couple of dozen times. Most of first half of trail plenty of shade second half some but not much. Also first half busier with hikers, dogs, families once you pass fishing ponds much less traffic on trail. The trails is mostly flat with some gentle rolling small hills. The park about 5 miles past Hellyer has a bathroom the next is at the end. There are a few water spots and benches every so often. Once at the end you can continue another mile, mile and half to Anderson dam the last quarter mile up to dam is kinda steep just be warned but I enjoy going there.

Great for biking. Goes even further than the map shows.

hiking
1 month ago

There are mountain lions here! We were able to take our dog on a leash and did about 4 hours of hiking into different tails. We did notice however that there weren’t many people on the trails which is how we saw the mountain lion taking a nap on the trail. When there’s less foot traffic it can be dangerous. Overall it’s decently covered with trees and the weather can be warm.

Great hike but very little shade. Go early morning/late evenings to avoid the heat

Easy hike, rolling hills, but nothing hard. Dog allowed on a leash.

Beautiful agricultural open space in the middle of the big city. Gorgeous view of the hills. Easy walking paths.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely stunning views! Some of the trail is shaded but some isnt so dont forget sunscreen!

Great hike or a train for running. Bring more water than you think is necessary as it’s 75% open, especially if you’re doing it on the hot day like we did. Otherwise great views and really good wide path most of the way. Great for kids too and there are benches to rest at peaks.

trail running
2 months ago

Decent trail. Many paved miles for biking and jogging.

hiking
2 months ago

Don't come here, don't waste your time :( people ruin everything, the ugliest !

road biking
2 months ago

I really like this trail. I went today and make 30.4miles round trip. At the beginning is a little busy with kids, dogs and some people don’t follow the stay at the right rule, but once I got further is was less crowded. Overall was a nice trail. Love it

walking
2 months ago

take the southern Loop first thing in the morning when you set out, and your return trip will be on the north side of the Hill and in the shade.

Moderate amount of hikers and mountain bikers, saw some wildlife including a deer up close! The first part gets pretty steep, the way down was pretty easy. Great views. Not too much shade but it was consistently breezy and not too hot today.

Nice, flat, very sunny, easy walk around the Martial Cottle Farm fields. No shade, better in late afternoon or early morning.

Walking

I never used to hike before after coming here I'm addicted! If you like nature up close and personal this is it.

walking
3 months ago

A pretty easy walk around the lake and the Raging Waters parking lot. I took a few detours then made my way back to the designated trail. I only walked the loop once instead of 3 times like in the suggested trail.

Love this hike, but the trail has been closed for construction :(

The hiking trail is only the big loop on the map (approx 1mile). The rest of it is a community park in the middle of a residential area.

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