South Rim Trail
4.2 miles     600 ft
9 Jan 2010

A short, sweet hike in Alum Rock.

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 in brief: From Youth Science Institute, follow Penitentia Creek Trail going east → South Rim Trail → right on Woodland Trail to return to Youth Science Institute.


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. . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: Drive to the GPS address above, go through the kiosk at Alum Rock Park entrance. Continue driving along Penitentia Creek Road until you reach a parking lot for Youth Science Institute.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $6 to park anywhere inside the park, including the Youth Science Institute parking lot (last visited: Jan 2010)

Capacity: Many cars.

Latitude: 37.395219     Longitude: -121.825418

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