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Los Gatos Creek Trail

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Address: San Jose, CA

Paved trail great for running: cuts through parks, ponds, and downtown Los...

Paved trail great for running: cuts through parks, ponds, and downtown Los Gatos.

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excellent scenic long easy trail

The trail is a 5 star. I dock points for crowded conditions. Everyone is vying for space, strollers, joggers, bicyclists of all levels, toddlers, hikers of all ages. It does not... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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81 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

The trail is a 5 star. I dock points for crowded conditions. Everyone is vying for space, strollers, joggers, bicyclists of all levels, toddlers, hikers of all ages. It does not mix well. Parents allow kids to walk into bikes. Groups hog the entire width and refuse to move to one side. Strollers stop and block passage. Joggers and bikers... More 

Thank paladin11
Los Gatos, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Los Gatos Creek Trail is a deservedly popular trail year round. From Los Gatos you can head either south toward Vasona Lake Park and Campbell -- or go south toward Lexington Dam. I usually go south -- it is less crowded and you are on dirt most of the way as opposed to the pavement and/or asphalt of the... More 

Thank hoopsfan4life
San Jose, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This trail follows the Los Gatos Creek for a gently uphill stroll/run/skate/dog walk--whatever your choice of walk

Thank flagg2017
Bay Area
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is my way to Los Gatos from almost anywhere by bike. It is very popular for walking, running, skating, biking. Sometimes it is too popular and hence crowded. It leads to the dam and parks south of Los Gatos.

Thank Harry T
San Jose, California
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It is great that there is a paved trail close to the resident or downtown area. The trail is also great for family.

Thank Philip S
San Jose, California
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

OVERALL: Relatively flat, well populated, paved trail spanning from Willow Glen to Downtown Los Gatos (not including unpaved from Downtown LG to Lexington Reservoir). Two end points on the paved path are nice spots to grab a coffee & snack. Gradual ascent from San Jose's Willow Glen through Campbell and into Los Gatos' Vasona Park is a great run/bike for... More 

Thank nc3042017
Jerusalem, Israel
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515 reviews
287 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Very nice community developed trail,with running water,today almost floating parking lot Plenty of bicycles Real fun

Thank airport2015
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is my go to trail I go to whenever I have time, and need mental and physical space. I use the part from Main Street, Los Gatos up to Lexington, but there are a lot of other trails associated with this system. (Have also ridden the bike trail through Vasona, etc.) It can get busy on weekends, so aim... More 

Thank Kirstin B
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

My running club trains here during the summer months. 10 mile trail passed Vasona Lake to Lexington Res. Mostly paved except the last 2.5 miles. Many inlets into the trail all along the 10 miles.

Thank robert m
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165 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful accessible trail for all ages and abilities. Great seasonal viewing of wood ducks paddling in a gushing creek among rust and amber colored trees. Good off leash dog park setup. Runners, bike riders and dog walkers love this place that runs nearly 10 miles to Lexington reservoir.

Thank David O

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