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Best hikes near San Jose

From downtown to the nearby hills, these are the top nearby trails for South Bay hikers.
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Overview:  The hills east and west of San Jose, California, are brimming with excellent trails, but they often require hour-long drives to reach ... more »

Tips:  Always use sunscreen - most of these hikes are unshaded.

Bring plenty of water and snacks to sustain your energy level -- the hilly... more »

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Saratoga, California, United States
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 6.5 miles
Duration: Half day
Great views, challenging hiking in the hills southwest of Silicon Valley.
San Jose, California, United States
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.1 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Get out of the office and see the Heritage Rose Garden and other downtown San Jose attractions
Almaden Quicksilver County Park, California, United States
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 6.9 miles
Duration: Half day
Remnants of San Jose's mercury mining history lie in the hills of Almaden Quicksilver Park.
San Jose, California, United States
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 8.1 miles
Duration: Half day
Hike to the backcountry just beyond the popular park on southeast edge of Silicon Valley.
San Jose, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 2.6 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
One of the best wildflower hikes in San Jose, California, is on this twisty trail at the southern edge of the city