Long Loop in Calero - Route I
8.6 miles     1900 ft
14 Mar 2010
Summary

Great hike through green rolling hills and rugged terrain.

Location: Calero County Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map with various trails.

Route

Route in brief: Figueroa Trail (0.2 miles) → Los Cerritos Trail (0.4 miles) → Pena Trail (0.8 miles) → Javelina Loop (1.1 miles) → connector (0.2 miles) → Cottle Trail (1.1 miles) → Chisnantuck Peak Trail (1.0 miles) → Bald Peaks Trail (1.4 miles) → Canada del Oro Trail (1.1 miles) → Figueroa Trail (1.4 miles).

Highlighted route: Thanks to Tom for highlighted route of this hike.

Notes: The hike has two steep climbs: 1 mile along Los Cerritos Trail and Pena Trail (500 ft elevation gain), and 2 miles along Chisnantuck Peak Trail and Bald Peaks Trail (1000 ft elevation gain). Most of the hike is in open. Great views of Silicon valley, Calero reservoir and green rolling hills after rains. We hiked in mid-March — we came across a few beds of wildflowers along this loop. The hike is described in detail by Tom Mangan here.

Trailhead

Location: on McKean Road in San Jose, CA 95037 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From Highway 101, take the Bailey Road exit and head west 2.7 miles to McKean Road. Turn left and follow the signs to the trail head for Figueora Trail (see trail map).

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: March 2010)

Capacity: Over 20 cars

Latitude: 37.174742     Longitude: -121.761096

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