San Jose, California
St. Joseph's Hill
Back this year is the perennial favorite, St. Joseph's Hill above Lexington Reservoir. This is a great hike for new hikers or just those looking for a convenient outdoor getaway.
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 17, take the East Los Gatos exit. Turn right (south) on Los Gatos Blvd. Follow Los Gatos Blvd. until it becomes Main Street. When you hit the stop sign at Main and College Ave. Park. The trail entrance is on the south side of the street.
Drive Time 15 minutes - Parking Free - Dogs allowed on leash
(Level 2.5 - Miles: 6 - Elevation 800' - Host: Gar W.)
We will meet at the Los Gatos Creek Bridge
on Main Street, Los Gatos. From there, we will take the Los Gatos Creek Trail up to the dam at Lexington Reservoir
for approximately 1.8 miles. We will then cross the Dam to the Jones Trail Head across from the parking lot. The
first portion of the trail is semi-paved and very steep for about .15 miles then gives way to moderately steep,
well groomed fire road. We will then turn right on to the Manzanita Trail and follow it for another 1.2 miles.
Total distance is approximately 6 miles. the terrain is mostly groomed fire road.
Drive Time 15 minutes - Parking Free - Dogs allowed on leash.