Boccardo Loop from Park Entrance
8.0 miles     1600 ft
9 Jan 2010

A pleasant hike with views of green rolling hills.

Location: Alum Rock Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Detailed map showing various trails. Mileage information is missing.

» Official brochure with trail map: No contours or mileage information in the trail map.

From the parking lot at the entrance of Alum Rock Park, follow North Rim Trail → Todd Quick Trail → Boccardo Trail → Weather Loop → North Rim Trai to reach a paved road. Cross the road and continue along Penitentia Creek Trail, all the way to return to the trail head.

Full photo album — 9 January 2010

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Boccardo Loop from Youth Science Institute.

Location: near 15152 Penitencia Creek Rd San Jose, CA 95132. . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From Hwy 680, take Mckee Road going east. Turn left on White Road. Turn right on Penitencia Creek Road and follow this road all the way to park entrance. There is a free parking lot just before the entrance kiosk.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: Free parking just outside entrance kiosk, $6 to enter the park and park inside. (last visited: Jan 2010)

Capacity: About 20 cars can be parked outside the entrance kiosk. Dozens of cars may be parked inside the park.

Latitude: 37.395219     Longitude: -121.825418

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