San Jose, California
|Ed R. Levin County Park|
Our last hike of the year is hosted by Richard C. Ed R. Levine County Park is primarily an Oak Woodland habitat. The park sits in a foothill valley, formed by millions of years of plate movement along the Calaveras and Hayward Faults.
From San Jose: traveling either on I-680 or I-880 go north, take the CA-237/Calaveras Road exit in Milpitas head east. Take a left turn off Calaveras Road onto Downing Road. We will meet at the last parking lot next to the dog park. Drive time is about 30 minutes from San Jose. Parking is $5.
We will be hiking the Agua Caliente Trail to Monument Peak. This is a 8 mile hike with a 1,800’ climb, which makes it an challenging Level 4 hike.
We hike no matter what, so take along whatever the weather dictates (i.e. hats, sunscreen, raincoat, something water resistant to sit on, etc.) As always, bring lots of water and a newcomer. See What to Wear and Bring. No dogs on trail (sorry)
Maps and park information can be found at Trail Maps/ Park Info