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

Great trail

   April, 2015 by kgoswami

We drive to Eagle View Drive and do the trail from that end with our two kids (8 and 11). It's not disconnected. The sites are wonderful. It's mostly flat and fully paved and we were able to do about 10mi round trip with the kids and they simply loved ...read more

   April, 2015 by cre8tvmnd

Great trail that can be entered in San Jose, or Morgan Hill. It's a peaceful run through fields. Sad that there's no water in the creek, but it's a great place to run if you want to mix it up. read more

Disconnected - Too bad

   December, 2014 by andrew11111111111111111

Like most of San Jose's trails, this one is broken and disconnected, leaving you to defend yourself on the surface streets to get through town. read more