Joice/Norred Trails - Healthy Trail (Easy)

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

 
Trail Info & Highlights
• Picnic tables, restrooms, water fountain, interpretive signs at ...


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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
• Picnic tables, restrooms, water fountain, interpretive signs at trailhead.
• Trail is steep for first 100 yards, then mostly flat with no significant shade cover.
• Outstanding views of south San Jose all the way north to San Francisco.
• Serpentine habitat with endangered plant and animal species and spectacular.spring wildflower displays.
* Dogs, bikes and horses allowed on park trails, but not allowed on ranch pathways except at restrooms and trailhead.
** Wheelchair/stroller note: Park trails not suitable for wheelchairs and lightweight strollers; pathways around Ranch and Santa Teresa Spring are accessible and can be substituted for trail route.
 
Trail Directions
• Trailhead located behind Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch between barn and residence.
• Proceed up Joice Trail for 0.1 miles and turn left on Norred Trail.
• Go 0.8 miles to Mine Trail.
• Return via same route.
 
Santa Teresa County Park
• Park amenities include first-come and reserved group picnic sites, archery range, 18-hole golf course (santateresagolf.com), miles of trails.
• Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch highlights living and working on a family ranch more than 100 years ago; Ranch site open daily, but buildings only open
Fridays 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; tours available by reservation other days at (408) 226-5453.
 
Photos by Ronald Horii.

 


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  • Duration Halfday
  • Intensity Easy
  • Length 2.0 Miles

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