Joseph D. Grant County Park:

Traverse remote oak woodlands and an ancient bay-tree forest to reach a 2457-foot vista point with outstanding views of the high peaks of the Coast Range.

5.9 miles one-way (plus a minimum of 2.8 miles from Ridge Trail terminus to main parking area if doing car shuttle)


From: Edwards Trail Gate on Mt. Hamilton Road

To: Dutch Flat Trail Gate at Southwest Park Boundary in San José

This segment traces the western boundary of 10,822-acre Joseph D. Grant County Park on a broad trail. Traverse grasslands, remote oak woodlands, and an ancient bay-tree forest to reach a 2,457-foot vista point with outstanding views of the Coast Range high peaks, the Santa Clara Valley, and Halls Valley to the east. Much of the route is in sun, so plan for an early start and carry plenty of water.

Elevation Gain/Loss 950 feet/980 feet one-way

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This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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