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Recommended Routes in San Jose - 12

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Favorite Really nice view all along of Lisa's Trail
Intermediate

Rancho San Vicente and Calero Park

9.4 mi 15.2 km 736' Up 224.23 m Up 736' Down 224.3 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite Bobcat on the Mine Hill Trail. with permission from Alexander Avtanski
Intermediate

Almaden Quicksilver Loop

10.8 mi 17.3 km 1,417' Up 431.83 m Up 1,416' Down 431.64 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite Be prepared for some seriously rocky trails.
Intermediate/Difficult

Santa Teresa County Park - Full Tour

13.9 mi 22.4 km 2,122' Up 646.9 m Up 2,104' Down 641.2 m Down

Seven T…, CA
Favorite Awesome view from the southeast section of the trail.
Intermediate

Mayfair Ranch-Longwall Canyon-Bald Peaks-Catamount

8.0 mi 12.9 km 1,645' Up 501.34 m Up 1,646' Down 501.84 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite Mount Umunhum Trail in a cloud rolling over the mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Umunhum Loop

13.9 mi 22.4 km 2,408' Up 733.96 m Up 2,423' Down 738.53 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite Looking back toward San Jose
Intermediate/Difficult

Joseph Grant Outer Loop

13.7 mi 22.1 km 2,613' Up 796.33 m Up 2,597' Down 791.56 m Down

Alum Rock, CA
Favorite Mount Umunhum Trail in a cloud rolling over the mountain.
Intermediate

Mt. Umunhum Out-and-Back

8.0 mi 12.8 km 1,178' Up 359.01 m Up 1,176' Down 358.55 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite Winding over a narrow ribbon of singletrack decorated with some California Superbloom.
Intermediate/Difficult

Best of Alum Rock

3.5 mi 5.7 km 12' Up 3.69 m Up 1,460' Down 445.06 m Down

East Fo…, CA
Favorite At the Bull Run.
Intermediate

Mine Hill Loop

6.1 mi 9.8 km 1,155' Up 352.04 m Up 1,152' Down 351.23 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite Half way mark
Intermediate

El Sereno Up and Back

9.6 mi 15.5 km 2,144' Up 653.59 m Up 2,141' Down 652.54 m Down

Los Gatos, CA
Favorite This trail is a better option for people (e.g. kids) who don't like as much climb from the lower park entrances, but still want to see the mining ruins.  There are still hills, but not as much of a grind.
Intermediate/Difficult

There and Back Again

20.2 mi 32.4 km 3,431' Up 1045.73 m Up 3,431' Down 1045.69 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite Top of the hill with views of the Silicon Valley - Oak Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Belgatos-Heinz Loop

7.2 mi 11.6 km 1,296' Up 395.14 m Up 1,295' Down 394.7 m Down

Cambria…, CA

San Jose Biking

  • 290 Miles 466 Kilometers of Trail
  • 12 Recommended Routes
  • 20 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 52 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in San Jose - 62

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1.8 mi 2.9 km #1Rocky Ridge Trail
Difficult
Seven Trees, CA
Difficult
Seven Trees, CA 34 
5.0 mi 8.0 km #2Lisa Killough Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA 10 
5.6 mi 8.9 km #3Oak Cove Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA 15 
1.2 mi 2.0 km #4Deep Gulch Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
2.5 mi 4.1 km #5Chisnantuk Peak Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA 13 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #6Stile Ranch Trail
Difficult
Seven Trees, CA
Difficult
Seven Trees, CA 17 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #7Alamitos Creek Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
2.9 mi 4.6 km #8Longwall Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #9Manzanita Trail
Intermediate
Los Gatos, CA
Intermediate
Los Gatos, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10Aquila Loop Trail
Intermediate
East Foothills, CA
Intermediate
East Foothills, CA

Photos of San Jose - 188

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Mountain lion we encountered. Was last of a group of three lions.
Oct 14, 2019 near Almaden…, CA
Be prepared for some seriously rocky trails.
Mar 15, 2021 near Almaden…, CA
This would be an amazing spot in the spring when the wildflowers return.
Jan 5, 2021 near Almaden…, CA
Best part of the trail was this gentle forested singletrack that went on for quite a ways.
Jan 5, 2021 near Almaden…, CA
Winding over a narrow ribbon of singletrack decorated with some California Superbloom.
May 7, 2017 near East Fo…, CA
View from the lookout off Kennedy Trail looking over Priest Rock Trail.
Jan 1, 2017 near Lexingt…, CA
Santa Teresa County Park - Rocky Ridge Trail
Feb 5, 2018 near Almaden…, CA
Rancho Canana del Oro short - Bald Peaks Trail - Mayfair Ranch Trail
Feb 5, 2018 near Almaden…, CA