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Los Gatos Creek Trail

San Jose, CA
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Ranked #8 of 82 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Trails
Activities: Running
Description: Paved trail great for running: cuts through parks, ponds, and downtown Los Gatos.
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Syracuse, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were visiting our daughter for the first time, I've never been to California, and my daughter suggested we give the trial a try. We stayed in Campbell and it seemed many of the hotels had easy access to the trail, Doubletree certainly did. We really liked Campbell, and the downtown area, but it was enjoyable to go on the... More

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They should call Los Gatos creek serenity creek. I have been here many times as I live within 2 minutes walking distance. I fish here often for small fish and it's very serene for me. A lot of walkers, joggers and bikers on the path but all that can vanish simply by walking off the path and taking a seat... More

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Murphys, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Los Gatos Creek trail runs from Los Gatos through Campbell along the banks of the creek. It is paved and designed primarily for runners and bicycle riders. Interestingly Interstate 880 also runs along Los Gatos Creek. BUT the Los Gatos Creek trail is 20 - 60 feet below the Freeway. And, with the foliage, you are often not aware... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Maybe because we came in the dry season, the drought had emptied most of the ponds. The cracked pond bottoms gave out the stingy smell of the dead fish half-a-mile into the park. However, once we saw the creek, we said to ourselves that this park does live up to its name. The cactus, the trails leading to the creek,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

As San Jose can get quite hot in the summer, this trail is perfect almost year round as it offers lots of shade. It's a very long trail but I recommend taking it from Vasona Park. You always see some friendly faces while walking this trail, but it hardly gets too crowded to enjoy a leisurely walk or a run.... More

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Southrn California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

In town looking for a missing pet in San Jose, I was enchanted with the Los Gatos Creek Trail in the downtown area. Lovely to find so much greenery, greenbelts and parks in the heart of a city! That said, a caution - if you get off the actual trail, the beauty of the creek is marred by the number... More

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I run my own doggie day care, so, last month on a day when it got close to 100 degrees in San Jose. I needed to take the dogs out for a walk, so I decided to go to Vasona Park. I had remembered that one of the trails that run to and from the park was pretty shady. I... More

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San Jose
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39 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I love this trail. It runs from Willow Glen to Lake Vasona in Los Gatos and a little beyond. I believe the whole trail is 13 miles long. I'd say the best parts are from Campbell Park to Lake Vasona, and spring is the best time to go. There is also a dog park along the trail in Campbell. If... More

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San Jose, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Through Campbell and Los Gatos, this trail offers lots of amenities. From Campbell Ave. traveling south you'll find a small urban park with picnic tables, basketball courts and a par course. You'll then arrive at Los Gatos Creek County Park, which offers more picnicking, an enclosed dog park, and percolation ponds that offer great wild bird viewing. As you travel... More

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We enjoy this trail every time we visit the area. It's great for walking and biking. Hotels in Campbell give you easy access to the trail. Stop at the pond and watch the birds. See kids fishing. Feel like you're enjoying nature and getting away in the middle of the city. We love it.

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