Los Gatos Creek Trail - Healthy Trail (Strenuous)

This trip is designated as a "Healthy Trail" by the Santa Clara County Department of Parks and Recreation.

 
 
Trail Info & Highlights
• Mostly paved and flat (from Los Gatos Creek Park to Main Street ...


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This trip is designated as a "Healthy Trail" by the Santa Clara County Department of Parks and Recreation.

 
 
Trail Info & Highlights
• Mostly paved and flat (from Los Gatos Creek Park to Main Street in Los Gatos).
• Trail transitions to dirt, becomes steep south of Main Street to Lexington Reservoir.
• Historic Forbes Mill Museum just off trail near Main Street.
• Great for bird watching; diverse habitats, trees, waterfowl species.
• Picnic sites, water, restrooms located along trail and at connecting parks.
• Trail access at multiple locations, offers opportunity to shorten distance yet still count for the Healthy Trails Challenge.
• Heavy trail use, especially early morning hours and weekends - use courtesy and caution around others.
 
Trail Directions
• Start at Los Gatos Creek Park; go south towards Los Gatos about 2.5 miles to Vasona Lake.
• Continue through Vasona Park approximately 2.2 miles to Main St., Los Gatos.
• South of Main St. trail becomes dirt and steep for last 2.0 miles.
• At top of Lexington Dam return via same route 6.25 miles back to Los Gatos Creek Park.
 
Los Gatos Creek, Vasona, and Lexington County Parks
• 11-mile paved Los Gatos Creek Trail passes through Lexington, Vasona and Los Gatos Creek County Parks and portions of Town of Los Gatos, City of Campbell, City of San Jose.
• Recreational opportunities for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, skaters, non-motorized scooters, bladers and nature lovers.
• Off-leash dog park in Los Gatos Creek Park; fishing allowed in ponds, creeks, lakes along trail.
 
Photos by Ronald Horii.
 

 


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  • Duration Day Trip
  • Intensity Strenuous
  • Length 12.84 Miles

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