Coyote Creek Trail (San Jose)

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For most of its length, the scenic Coyote Creek Trail meanders along its namesake creek south of the city of San Jose. South of Metcalf Road, an equestrian trail parallels the paved trail. A smaller northern section (2.3 miles) near Milpitas is gravel and connects to the Highway 237 Bikeway. The main southern segment (19.3 miles) is paved and provides access to several city and county parks. A 0.5-mile segment extends from E. William Street south to Woodborough Place through William Street and Selma Olinder parks.

You'll find public art along the Coyote Creek Trail, too, including one work titled "Ripple Effect and Run River Run" between Montague Expressway and Tasman Drive.

Just south of Metcalf Road, a stone marker, Tamienne Monument, sits at the geographical center of the Santa Clara Valley. "Silicon Valley" is etched into it in two languages: English and binary code, befitting the valley's shift from agriculture of the land to the "farming" of high technology.

Parking and Trail Access

There are multiple access points for the Coyote Creek Trail, including Stonegate Park along Tuers Road or from the County's Hellyer Park. Public transit is available to Coyote Creek Parkway. For specific parking access, view the online maps of the three trail segments. For more information, contact:

Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation
298 Garden Hill Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032
408-355-2200
www.parkhere.org/portal/site/parks/

Reviews

Northern Section is paved

   November, 2016 by wastedoncemore

I ran on the northern section while visiting the area on business. The trail is flat, paved, and quite nice. I saw some geese and a crane around the trail. The trail had squished snails and geese poop, but not an overwhelming amount. Seems like the trail ...read more

Neighborhood Trail

   September, 2016 by lisamaristockdale

Easy and convenient read more

Great Trail

   July, 2015 by cflores59

Comfortably uncrowded and sufficiently shady for a weekday morning at the end of July. We only did a 2 mile stretch, but it was gorgeous, totally paved, pretty much flat. I look forward to coming back again next week. I last did this trail 30 years ago! ...read more