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Wild Recovery
San Jose, California
March 8, 2014
Ed Levin Park
Santa Clara County
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The Place

Ed Levin County Park
March 8, 2014

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Ed R. Levin Park sits in a foothill valley formed by millions of years of plate tectonics. Two faults; the Calaveras and Hayward, are credited for sculpting the open space we know today. The park is primarily an Oak Woodland Habitat, home to fox, bobcat, coyote, opossum and skunk and let’s not forget the healthy spider and snake populations. This 1,541-acre park host’s an expansive array of outdoor activities from fishing to hang gliding. The 19 mile trail system is open in part to horseback riding, bicyclist and hikers alike. The large grass areas are inviting to picnickers & family gatherings. It also boasts the largest “off leash” dog park. Ed Levin sits up against the Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Milpitas.

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Walking the Walk

We will be hiking to Monument Peak. The peak stands at 2,594’ elevation. Our starting elevation is estimated at 500’. The peak, on a clear day, provides a great view of the entire Bay Area’s valley and outlining cities. The trails, at times, are quite steep so pace yourselves accordingly. We will try to warm up a bit before by beginning our hike from Calera Creek Trail on the West side of the park. Approximately 2 miles in we join up with Monument Peak trail. From there it is about 3 miles to the peak and our meeting site. Our way back retraces the Monument Peak Trail back to the earlier junction. The Agua Caliente Trail brings us to the Tularcitos Trail which drops us down to the valley floor near Sandy Wool Lake and our cars.

Level: 4       Miles: 9       Elevation: 2000 ft       Host: Anna J.

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Directions

From San Jose take 280 South to 680 North. Exit #8/CA-237/Calaveras and head East (turn right). You will be on Calaveras for around 2 miles. Turn left on Downing and pay for parking at the kiosk then head straight (stay left at the Y). Park at the lower parking lot. For those with a GPS/smartphone the address is 3100 Calaveras Rd, Milpitas.

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Know Before You Go

Parking: $6; Drive Time: 30 Minutes; Dogs Allowed on Trail with Leash

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