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Los Gatos Creek Trail

San Jose, CA
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Ranked #8 of 64 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Running
Owner description: Paved trail great for running: cuts through parks, ponds, and downtown Los Gatos.
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Type: Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Running
Owner description: Paved trail great for running: cuts through parks, ponds, and downtown Los Gatos.

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots of beautiful trails. My wife and her friends frequently take the main trail which goes up into the mountains, past the Lexington dam and beck to downtown Los Gatos. They always feel safe (though there are some mountain lions up there). You can mountain bike all the way up to the top for a great view and fun ride... More 

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san jose
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Get out of the city and take a local hike in the foothills of Los Gatos, or along the Campbell Creek Trail. Good for dogs on leashes, bikers, hikers, and children.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Relatively flat. Great scenery of water birds and green banks. Well marked. Lots of people on week days. Almost too dense (but not really) on weekends.

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Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This trail is great for bikers, walkers and joggers alike. It traverses from San Jose all the way though the woods on a paved trail to Los Gatos. The scenery is great, and whether you like a challenging ride, or just to meander with friends, there is enough for everyone.

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I walk here often with my friends. It is an easy walk where ever you enter the trail. Usually always see "wild life" of some sort. One thing I don't enjoy are the cyclists who sometimes "speed" along the trail and pass without ringing their bike bells or verbally letting you know they are about to pass.

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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 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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39 reviews 39 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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