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Coyote Creek Parkway – Healthy Trail (Easy)

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Wildlife Sightings

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Length: 9.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Halfday

Park: 37.19577976 -121.70581964 park Coyote Creek Parkway

  • Bike Friendly


This trip is designated as a "Healthy Trail" by the Santa Clara County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Follow this link to learn more about Healthy Trails and sign up.

Trail Info & Highlights
• Paved trail with unpaved shoulder for equestrians throughout most of trail.
• Restrooms, water fountains, and picnic tables at trailhead.
• Walnut (mile 0.5), Eucalyptus (mile 3.3), and Sycamore (mile 5.0) Rest Areas with shade and picnic tables.
• Enjoy sounds of Coyote Creek flowing by on way to San Francisco Bay; watch for wildlife and listen for songs of abundant birds.
• Observe model aircraft flying above while traveling past the Model Aircraft Skypark.
• Look for waterfowl and shore birds around multiple ponds created from abandoned quarry.

Trail Directions
• Start at new Visitor Center and go north on paved trail (equestrians use shoulder).
• Cross bridge over creek, staying to left as you exit bridge on the other side.
• Continue north about 3 miles and cross a second bridge over Coyote Creek.
• Meander through sycamore trees, carefully cross Riverside Drive and continue to Sycamore Rest Area.
• Return via same route.
• Feel free to shorten or lengthen your adventure — any distance will count.

Coyote Creek Parkway
• Parkway’s multiple use trail offers recreational opportunities for equestrians, bicyclists, skaters, bladers and hikers.
• New parking areas, restrooms and visitor center at trailhead.

Photos by Ronald Horii.


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