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Los Gatos Creek Trail – Healthy Trail (Easy)

 

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Length: 2.66 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Halfday
 
 
Attributes:
  • Bike Friendly

Overview

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

• Recreational opportunities for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, skaters, nonmotorized scooters, bladers and nature lovers.
• Popular amenities within Los Gatos Creek County Park include off-leash dog park, and multiple fishing ponds.
• Asphalt paved trail runs alongside Los Gatos Creek.
• PAR course along portion of trail.
• Picnic tables, restrooms, water fountains at Los Gatos Creek County Park trailhead and Campbell Park.
• Benches and interpretive signs in park and along trail.
• Heavy foot and bicycle traffic during early morning hours and on weekends, especially spring through fall.
• Watch for wildlife such as ducks, geese, great blue herons, egrets, belted kingfishers, cormorants, grebes, raccoons, toads and turtles.


Trail Directions
• From parking lot, travel north (left) on Los Gatos Creek Trail 0.2 miles towards Camden Ave. undercrossing.
• Turn right onto bridge at end of undercrossing, then left to continue on trail for 1.0 miles.
• Turn left at bridge toward Campbell Park.
• Turn left and travel 1.4 miles back to Los Gatos Creek County Park.


Los Gatos Creek County Park

• 11-mile paved Los Gatos Creek Trail passes through Lexington, Vasona and Los Gatos Creek County Parks and portions of Town of Los Gatos, City of Campbell, City of San Jose.
• Recreational opportunities for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, skaters, nonmotorized scooters, bladers and nature lovers.
• Popular amenities within Los Gatos Creek County Park include off-leash dog park, multiple fishing ponds.
 

Photos by Ronald Horii.

 

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2 comments:

QuercusLand on October 21st, 2012 at 9:01 am

Since this trail is by the creek, there is a lot of shade. It is a wonderful place for people to walk, jog or bike. It is close to the light rail, so people to catch a ride to local communities within a 20 min radius.

QuercusLand on October 21st, 2012 at 9:01 am

Since this trail is by the creek, there is a lot of shade. It is a wonderful place for people to walk, jog or bike. It is close to the light rail, so people can ride to local communities within a 20 min radius.

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