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Novitiate Trail

Intermediate
 2.3 (3)

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


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Doubletrack

1,048' 319 m

High

818' 249 m

Low

234' 71 m

Up

143' 44 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Craig Gleason

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  2.3 from 3 votes

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The Lower Brothers Bypass Trail as it ascends from the Novitiate Trail.
Jun 27, 2016 near Los Gatos, CA
As the trail descends along the backside of the preserve.
Jun 27, 2016 near Los Gatos, CA
The trail as it departs the Jones Trail and makes its way back toward the Lexington Reservoir.
Jun 27, 2016 near Los Gatos, CA

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