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Calero County Park

  • Apr 15, 2012 · 3:00 PM
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Calero County Park is one of Santa Clara County's most diverse parks. It is nestled in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains and is bounded to the south by Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve.

Trails: Los Cerritos/Pena/Vallencito/Figueros/part of Javelina

Trail Length: 4.2 miles approx

Since I need to leave early, I can give directions to extend this hike for those who prefer to get a little more workout.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate (1000' elevation gain)

Driving Directions to Trailhead: From Central San Jose, take Almaden Expressway south all the way to the end. Turn right onto Harry and then left onto McKean Road (at the next light). The entrance to the park is about four miles down McKean Road after passing the reservoir and the Bailey Avenue junction. From Highway 101 exit on Bailey Avenue and head west until you reach McKean road. Turn left and travel about a half mile to the park entrance on the right. Free parking is on the right near the portable restroom about a quarter mile into the park. There is no potable water on this hike, and there are no restrooms along the way.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved it....it was a little tough for me since I have done not much more than walking for excercise lately, but, yeah, I want to do more.

    April 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sandra I can still meet you there if you like. Let me know.

    April 13, 2012

  • Sara

    Sunday afternoon will be a better day to go to Calero to see the wild flowers. I know a spot with lots of wild flowers, but with all the rain we had, it is kind of hard to walk up to that hidden spot with out ruining the flowers. By Sunday afternoon, the ground will be drier.

    April 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't want to drive that far by myself:)

    April 13, 2012

  • Sara

    Sheri, Sunol hike is still open for Saturday.

    April 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    what a bummer! I was really looking forward to meeting everyone and hiking on Saturday. I can't make it on Sunday. Does anyone else still want to hike on Sat?

    April 13, 2012

  • Sara

    I have changed this hike to Sunday due to a conflict with Sunol hike.

    April 13, 2012

  • Sara

    Trails will be muddy. Please wear appropriate shoes and keep bags for to put your shoes after the hike. Hopefully the wildflowers are in bloom by now.

    April 13, 2012

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