Distance: 11 mi
Elevation Gain: 400 ft
Duration: 5 hrs
BART Coverage: 9 mi
Meeting Point (Address above is only approximate)
Anderson Lake County Park at the top of the dam. Get off 101, Cochrane Rd exit, heading East. At the end of Cochrane Rd head up to the parking lot at the top of the reservoir. There is a parking fee, but wait till we form up the shuttle group before paying for parking.
Click >> Hiking Meeting Point Google Map
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This is an easy but longish hike along a paved road which is essentially flat except the last part going up to the top of the dam. I'm choosing this trail to avoid a muddy walk and let folks ease into the New Year. It will be a brisk walk and there is a chance of rain, so please be prepared for it. Choose comfortable shoes over boots. We will meet at Anderson Lake Dam and shuttle to parking lot near Metcalf Park for our starting point. From there we walk to meeting point at Anderson Lake.
To get to the starting point at Metcalf Park, get back onto 101 North and after 5 miles, take the Bailey exit. Turn left on Bailey and then right on Monterey Rd. After 2 miles turn into parking lot on the right. Slow down as it is easy to miss the entrance (0.3 mi after Metcalf Rd).
Click >> Shuttle Point Google Map
Below is link to Hugo's hike map.
Click >> For hike map
Optional After Hike Event
Goldern House Chinese Restaurant
7108 Santa Teresa Blvd San Jose
From 101 or Monterey Rd, take Bernal Rd West. Turn left on Santa Teresa Blvd and next left into strip mail.