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Just south of San Jose on the west side of Santa Clara Valley, sits Calero County Park. This is one of the region’s most beautiful oak woodlands, and if you haven’t been there, the end of the day is a great time to visit. Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) for this hike, when the park’s grassy hilltops will be bathed in the light of the sunset! You will be joined by representatives of POST who will explain our contributions to Calero County Park, and the several other open spaces that make up an important area of protected habitat.
Guests will experience outstanding views of rolling California hills and the Calero reservoir. We will hike 5 miles along the Los Cerritos, Vallecitos and Figueroa trails, which will be up-and-down with somewhat steep sections. The trail includes 550 feet of elevation gain.
We will share more details about the event including meetup location once you sign up for the hike.
Calero County Park is one of Santa Clara County’s most diverse regional park and recreation areas. Once part of the Pueblo lands of San Jose, and Rancho San Vincente land grant, this approximate 4,471 acre park is nestled in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Two distinct areas define this park: the reservoir, which offers a host of water-oriented recreational activities, and the adjoining “back country” which reveals to the visitor California Oak woodland, chaparral, riparian plant communities and associated wildlife habitats. During the months of March, April and May the “back country” offers a spectacular display of wildflowers. In addition, the park offers breathtaking views of southern Santa Clara County and the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountain Range.
Peninsula Open Space Trust protects and cares for open space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. Since 1977, POST has protected over 75,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties.