Grand Loop in Alum Rock
10.5 miles     2100 ft
9 Jan 2010
Summary

A long loop covering all major trails in Alum Rock Park.

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.

Route
Follow North Rim Trail → Todd Quick Trail → Boccardo Loop → Weather Loop → North Rim Trail → Mineral Springs Loop Trail → Penitencia Creek Trail → South Rim Trail → Woodland Trail → Penitencia Creek Trail.
Photos

Full photo album — 9 January 2010

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

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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