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“Great trails”

Santa Teresa County Park
Ranked #35 of 150 things to do in San Jose
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I go hiking here quite a bit. The trail accessed from the Joice ranch is brutal at first, very steep, but the views are amazing. The ranch itself is interesting. There is Santa Teresa Springs where there is a small pond with lots of turtles. Very serene and peaceful. We always see wildlife of some kind. Be careful though. There are wild boars and rattlesnakes have been spotted. The trails are fairly well maintained.

Thank Cata G
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Plenty of low key hiking trails - suitable for people who just want a stroll or those who want an energetic but comparatively short hike.

Business travelers who want to get away from the stresses of being in a hotel and dealing with difficult colleagues or customers should head for these hills. No specialist clothing/shoes required.

Then there's plenty of opportunities for families who want to go for a simple picnic in the great outdoors.....

A great outdoor experience for anyone.

Thank Margaret S
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We went to Santa Teresa County Park. It is a very lage park (1627 acres). There is a very nice and popular 18 hole golf course.

There is also scenic vista views of the hills where the hiking and bike trails are. In the summer time, the hills will turn brown; iin the winter, its usually green (depends if we have a drought year or not.).

There is a $6.00 use fee for the park. This is collected by the picnic table area. There is a covered picnic table area, as well as picnic tables in the full sun as well as some under the trees.

Thank mini
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Saw some pretty wildflowers and wildlife. Trails are well maintained. Not much shade to be had, so glad it was a cooler day. Could be killer in the simmer. Picnic areas and vast views. Nice day.

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Reviewed 16 January 2016

This is not one of the most popular parks in the area, but it's a beautiful and quiet one nonetheless. Most visitors come just for the golf course but above that, in the hills, there are miles of trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding as well as picnic areas. On the eastern end of the park (lower elevation, opposite side of the golf course) is an archery range. The northwestern part of the park, tucked into a residential neighborhood, features the historic Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch, home of one of the original local ranching families dating back to when California was under Mexican control. Today it is open to the public for self-guided tours.

My overall favorite part of this park though is the views it offers of Coyote Valley and the southern part of Santa Clara Valley. Although it can be a little dry up here in the summer, it's still a beautiful, quiet place above the valley below. Active hikers can get the best views atop Coyote Peak, the highest point in the park at 1,155 feet.

Thank Jeffrey B
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