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Rancho San Vicente and Calero Park

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9.4 Miles 15.2 Kilometers



796' 243 m


-796' -243 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (5°)

892' 272 m


416' 127 m


Shared By Marco Paganini


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Some Mud - Mostly dry and fast, a few avoidable puddles History

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A loop around Rancho San Vicente and Calero Parks.

Marco Paganini

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This is the longest possible loop on Rancho San Vicente and Calero (~9.5 miles). The trails are a mix of fire roads and wide singletrack. There are no technical sections, and the climbs are very gentle, which makes it a good place to bring beginners. There are nice views of the Calero Reservoir on the first half of the trail.

Need to Know

While the park has a surprising amount of tree coverage (for parks in this region), the southernmost trails (inside Calero) can get pretty hot, so bring plenty of water when riding during the hot months of the year. Also, keep in mind that not all trails in Calero County Park are bike legal! Consult the park map for up-to-date information.


Rancho San Vicente opened to the public in March of 2018. The park shares trails with the larger Calero County Park, for a total of 9.5 miles of trails. The trails are about 50% fire road and 50% "wide" singletrack (which will get weathered down over time and become narrower). All of the climbs on this loop are gentle, and most people won't ever need to touch their granny gear. This is a nice, flowy ride for those days where stress is not desirable or when introducing someone to the sport.

The front side of the park has nice views of Calero Reservoir (from a somewhat unusual point of view). When riding back, make sure to stop at Lisa's Lookout for a quick rest.

Rancho San Vicente connects to Rancho Canãda del Oro via the Cottle Trail (get ready for the typical Bay area fire road climbs if you go that way.) It is also possible to connect to Almaden Quicksilver (via one mile on paved Almaden Road) or Santa Teresa County Park (via one mile on Fortini Road).


Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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Dec 27, 2018
David Agranovich
Dec 22, 2018
Justin Ney
Dec 15, 2018
Terence Cruz
Nov 18, 2018
Robert Carlsen
Oct 27, 2018
Kirk Liebscher
Trails are getting more and more busy. Use your bells and watch for hikers! Weather is great for this area right now, not too hot. 9.4mi
Oct 25, 2018
Chris T
I did this at noon on a Thursday and the place was almost deserted. It was great exercise ride. Non-technical but some fun flowy sections. 9.4mi
Oct 21, 2018
Tong Sheng
Smooth trails, not technical but can get a bit crowded.
Sep 30, 2018
Brian Maddox
Dry. Some loose gravel

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This is definitely a green/beginner trail/loop, no technical features of even tight switchbascks. Nice scenery and some moderate ups/down to get flow. The 800' of climbing might be an issue for beginners still trying to find their fitness, but otherwise you can take the family here. This might become my go-to for a "fitness" spin loop...and you can add on Cottle and Chisnantuck Peak trails for for more vertical and tree cover. May 14, 2018

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