Explore the most popular Lake 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.

hiking
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!

I gave this trail one star for one reason. It would be ideal for a road bike ride (which I have done) but is not a good hiking route. Pluses: The views from the top of Hellyer Avenue were great. The walk near the lake was pleasant, with lots of wildlife around, including a great blue heron strolling on the grass. Minuses: It's all pavement and sidewalks. Hellyer is a fairly busy street with drivers rushing to and from the freeway. I had to take a pedestrian unfriendly overpass to return to the park. if I hike this again, I'll do an out-and-back on the bike 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

nice clean easy trail

Gorgeous hike 8.7 miles not 8.3

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muddy
18 days ago

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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

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muddy
1 month ago

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bugs
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a super easy leisurely stroll on a paved road. Perfect if you have a stroller. There are paid parking areas, but I usually park on Winfield Blvd. for free. There are also two play areas one for toddlers and one for the older kids. It’s a great family park with picnic tables and benches throughout the park.

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muddy
1 month ago

this was one of the best trails I've been to.. may be it's that time of the year where everything is green and beautiful!

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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

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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muddy
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great walking trail and great for a small dog. Flat with some wooded scenery that parallels residential area. Unlike many trails in the Bay Area Not to crowded on a weekend.

hiking
1 month ago

I highly recommend this trail. It was fairly easy, peaceful, and not too busy during the time I went (Sunday late afternoon). About 3 miles into the trail there is a large tree that has fallen over blocking the path. I had to hop over it and couldn’t go under due to my height. Nonetheless, I had a very pleasant saunter.

mountain biking
1 month ago

New favorite for low-key easy hiking. There is a downed tree right now that might be tough for some to pass

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