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Joseph D. Grant County Park



  • Directions

  • Distance

    5.9 miles one-way



This segment traces the western boundary of 10,822-acre Joseph D. Grant County Park on a broad trail. Traverse grasslands, remote oak woodlands, and an ancient bay-tree forest to reach a 2,457- foot vista point with outstanding views of the Coast Range high peaks, the Santa Clara Valley, and Halls Valley to the east. Much of the route is in sun, so plan for an early start and carry plenty of water.

  • From: Edwards Trail Gate on Mount Hamilton Road
  • To: Dutch Flat Trail Gate at Southwest Park Boundary in San José
  • Length: 5.9 miles one-way (plus a minimum 2.8 miles from Ridge Trail terminus to main parking area, if doing car shuttle)
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 950 feet/980 feet one-way
  • Accessibility: Hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers

(This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads, and more, buy the book from Wilderness Press. For more resources to plan your trip, visit our Trail Tools