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Monday Morning Hike: Santa Teresa County Park

Another Mid-Week Hikers hike, this time we took a short hike in Santa Teresa County Park.

We met up at the intersection of Bernal Road and Heaton Moor Drive. There is no parking lot here, but a fairly large amount of street parking, so it is not necessary to pay the usual entrance fee.

The proposed route followed: Road- Ohlone Trail – Mine Trail – Norred Trail – Joice Trail – Vista Loop – Joice Trail – Bernal Hill Trail – Mine Trail – Ohlone Trail – Road.

15.08.03 Route


You can download the full park map here.

It was stated to be a ~4.5 mile round trip, my Endomondo data puts it to be 5.27 miles, but it does sometimes overestimate these things 🙂

15.08.03 Endomondo Data


The route was quite exposed with little shade, which on a hot day would make this somewhat more challenging, but this morning was a great morning for a hike!

Santa Teresa County Park

It was sunny but not too warm, with a very pleasant breeze coming off the bay, and you could see for a quite a way across San Jose.

We again saw some deer in the park, very tame: