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Jones Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (8)

The gateway to St. Joseph's Hill and many more trails.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Doubletrack

849' 259 m

High

488' 149 m

Low

365' 111 m

Up

159' 49 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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Description

Jones Trail can be used to access St. Joseph's Hill from Los Gatos or from Lexington Reservoir. From the Los Gatos side, go to the trailhead at the end of Jones Road. On the reservoir end, the trailhead is opposite the parking lot on Alma Bridge Road just to the southeast of the dam.

The Los Gatos side alternates moderate and steep climbing sections. From the Lexington side, the first climb is the very steep Cardiac Hill. Jones is all fire road with a bit of broken pavement on Cardiac Hill.

Roughly at the high point of Jones is the beginning of the Novitiate Trail which leads to the rest of the trails on St. Joseph's Hill.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Craig Gleason

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 8 votes

#2

in Saratoga

#7967

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  3.9 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Saratoga

#542

in California

#7,967

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The trail as it enters into the woods.
Jun 27, 2016 near Los Gatos, CA

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Jul 19, 2020
Gian Paolo Martire
Combined with climb up Los Gatos Creek Trail from DT LG, and circing up St. Joseph's Hill on Manzanita. First 100 yards of Jones off Alma TOUGH! 8mi
Jun 18, 2020
Mihir S
1.2mi — 1h 00m
Dec 17, 2019
R. Gon
Mar 14, 2019
Bubba Hari
Nov 1, 2018
Mark Tangmere
Bird bike was here
Aug 17, 2018
Steve Dorsey
A short climb and descent with some challenges. Mostly harmless with little steep spots. A challenge for novice riders. A great way to learn. Crowded!
Jul 22, 2017
Thanmai Bindi
Aug 16, 2014
Wayne Lotoza