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Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 234' 71 m
Descent: -143' -44 m
High: 1,048' 319 m
Low: 818' 249 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Craig Gleason

The primary trail on the north side of St. Joseph's Hill.

Craig Gleason

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Description

Novitiate Trail connects from the Jones Trail to the looping trails on top of St. Joseph's Hill. At its far end, it descends to a dead end known as the Pit of Despair. The lower part of Novitiate is steep and a bit rocky. Parts of the little-used section between the Range Trail and the Pit are also quite loose and rocky and offer some good climbing challenges.

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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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Aug 16, 2014
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