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

Coyote Creek - A Good Warmup

   March, 2008 by kajohnson9

Coyote Creek trail is a very good early season warm up trail for all levels of riders. There is very little elevation change so it makes for a good run to get the legs moving again after a winter layoff. It is also a great ride for a family. It is not ...read more

Coyote Creek Trail

   August, 2006 by Sydney

"Have done a good bit of the northern end of this trail and look forward to doing the rest soon. It's a delightfully diverse trail, going from park to fields to woods, by a stream, thru some housing areas and thru an old plum orchard. (Yum!) As it says, ...read more