Explore the most popular Mountain Biking 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

Great trail. It is all paved with divided lines in the middle. There are lots trees and a lot of shade. I started from Hellyer Park and walked south. I enjoyed the view of the hills, the creek with a small water fall, and a couple of bridges. There is a moderate amount of traffic. Watch out for bicyclists and skate boarders so stay in the right side. I didn’t see any wild boars or tents. The best part are the restrooms on both ends of the trail. It took me an hour to walk from one end to another. Give yourself two hours to complete.

Me and my 2 years old son love this trails. We’ll be back.

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

most of the trail is too narrow. my dog picked up at least 10 ticks in 3 hours there. other than that a good workout. not crowded and friendly people.

Super windy today, but better in the trees. Saw lots of deer and birds, almost nobody else out except a few other mountain bikers. Along the lake is a fun ride, not too much extreme elevation

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

Gorgeous hike 8.7 miles not 8.3

as of feb 1st you cant complete the loop - rocky ridge trail is closed for the season due to "serpentine activity".

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

it's a lot of rocks so be careful. also to start off to the left to have the the hard work first then the second half is mostly downhill with less rocks.

Perfect time to go is Jan, Feb. The trails were so conditioned.

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

Have gone on this trail for the last 3 weekends. Great exercise and great trail. The signs are easy to follow (disagree with latest post). If in doubt, use the All Trails app. Saw deers at the top of the hill. One caution to pet owner is we found a couple ticks on our dogs every time. So make sure you inspect your pup after the hike.

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.

Upper Calaveras Trail

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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rocky
1 month ago

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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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rocky
1 month ago

Great hike - rolling hills and beautiful views

Cool, hike. Recently rained so very muddy.

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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.

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