5 miles one way.
From: Sierra Vista Staging Area, top of Sierra Road
To: Southeastern boundary of Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve
The Sierra Road staging area at Sierra Vista OSP provides the perfect jumping-off point for short or long trips in the Preserve and adjacent Alum Rock Park. Hikers & cyclists can head southeast to the southern end of Sierra Vista (equestrians are restricted from the eastern portion of Sierra Vista Trail). Alternately, all trail users can travel from the staging area to southwest Alum Park.
The trails boast grand sweeping views and cool canyons and offer a backcountry experience just minutes away from a major urban center. And you can linger at the end of the day to catch the sunset from the staging area.
Equestrians not permitted on Sierra Vista Trail between Kestrel Trail and Upper Calaveras Fault Trail.