San Jose, California
Stevens Creek, Fremont Older Park
Santa Clara County
We start out from the visitors center onto Stevens Creek Tony Look Trail. We continue on Tony Look, there
are a few twists and turns to do this, so we will have to be very Arrow Minded. (get it?). As we continue on Tony Look, we
are going to see something that looks like a dump on the left. Take the trail to the left. This is a narrow, hikers only part
of the trail. It is going to take us to the Madrone Picnic group areas. If the weather is not so good, we will have our
meeting here, at Madrone. If we have good weather that day, we will continue left up the Lookout Trail. Here comes a good
climb, with switchbacks, up to some of the best views in the South Bay. We will crest on Look out, and now we cross in
grasslands, and into Fremont Older Space. Keep going and at the second junction, go right onto Vista Loop Trail. More great
views. Then turn Left onto Coyote Ridge Trail. This trail will lead us to the Maisie's Peak trail which is a spur off Coyote
Ridge and goes up the Highest Point in the preserve. The View is spectacular and weather permitting, this is Plan A for the
meeting spot. We stay on Coyote Ridge after that, continuing on past several junctions. Stay left. We are going to keep
climbing down that well used trail (watch out for cyclists) on back to the parking lot to complete our loop.
Directions: Take 85 North, exit 280 North but stay in the right lane and take the next exit off the freeway to Foothill
Expressway. Go South on Foothill Blvd. and it turns into Stevens Canyon Rd. Stevens Creek Park is about 2 miles further on the
left. Pay before you park. We will meet a few yards up the park Rd. at the Visitor Center at 10:00 A.M.
DRIVE TIME: 45 minutes, Parking $6.00. Dogs NOT allowed.
LEVEL:3, MILES: 6, ELEVATION: 1100 ft., HOST: Jennifer N.
Since I'm so late getting this up, I can tell you the forecast is cool and dry, with no rain in sight. Wear layers, bring water, snacks and an attitude of gratitude. Your's in grateful service, your webservant.