San Jose, California
Santa Teresa County Park
Offering spectacular views of Santa Clara Valley, including the tallest peaks of the Bay Area, this easily accessible park consists of 18 miles of trails suitable for hiking, biking, and equestrian use.
The first half of the hike will be the most challenging as the last stretch leading up to Coyote Peak with an elevation of 1,155 ft. will be somewhat steep, but still suitable for entry level hikers.
From San Jose: Take Highway 85 South to the Bernal Road exit. Proceed west 1.1 miles on Bernal Road and turn left at Santa Teresa Boulevard. After 0.6 miles make a right on Avenida Espana and follow it for 0.4 miles as it becomes Bayliss Drive. Stop and park near the archery range.
Drive time: 15 minutes
Hike start time promptly at 10am
Dogs Allowed on Leash