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


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! more

wonderful resource

   July, 2015 by dfarmer1584

First, this trail is NOT disconnected, as a previous review claims. It has an occasional awkward link, but those are few and far between. I rode this trail from end to end and back today. It was a great ride. Of course, it is not perfect. There is an more

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 more