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Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 365' 111 m
Descent: -159' -49 m
High: 849' 259 m
Low: 488' 149 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Craig Gleason

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

Craig Gleason

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.

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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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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

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  3.8 from 6 votes

#2

in Saratoga

#7335

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#2

in Saratoga

#530

in California

#7,335

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Great ride, I've done this ride with my friend a number of times. The down hill portion is worth the steep 3 mile ride from Los Gatos. Aug 7, 2017

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