Los Cerritos/Bald Peaks/Figueroa Trails - Healthy Trail (Strenuous)

 

This trip is designated as a "Healthy Trail" by the Santa Clara County Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
 
Trail Info & Highlights
• Dirt parking lot shared by horse trailers and cars; ...


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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
• Dirt parking lot shared by horse trailers and cars; portable toilets at trailhead.
• Picnic tables at trailhead, Los Cerritos Pond, Cottle Rest Site.
• Fishing allowed at creeks and ponds.
• Spectacular views from San Francisco to Morgan Hill; abundant wildlife.
• Stop by Bat Inn on Javelina Loop Trail.
• Trails have multiple inclines and declines; 60% shade cover.
• Trail travels through riparian, mixed oak woodlands, bays, manzanitas and serpentine habitat.
 
Trail Directions
• From parking lot, cross road to Access Trail (look for trailhead sign, water trough) and go 0.2 miles.
• Turn right on Los Cerritos Trail, go 0.4 miles.
• Turn left on Pena Trail, go 0.8 miles.
• Turn right on Javelina Loop Trail, go 1.1 miles.
• Turn right on Cottle Trail, proceed 0.2 miles; continue left up Cottle Trail 1.1 miles to Cottle Rest Site.
• Take Chisnantuck Peak Trail for 1.0 mile to top of ridge.
• Turn left on Bald Peaks Trail and proceed 1.4 miles to Canada Del Oro Trail.
• Turn left and proceed down Canada Del Oro for 1.1 miles to Figueroa Trail.
• Turn right on Figueroa Trail, go 1.2 miles.
• Turn right on Access Trail and back to parking lot.
 
Calero County Park
• Defined by two distinct areas: the reservoir and back country; for boating information, call (408) 355-2200 or go to parkhere.org.
• Trails offer breathtaking views of reservoir, south Santa Clara County, surrounding Santa Cruz Mountain Range.
 
Photos by Ronald Horii.

 


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  • Duration Day Trip
  • Intensity Strenuous
  • Length 8.49 Miles

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