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Be in good shape for this tough hike.

This is a good hike in the fall through spring. Very steep. I am in good shape and I am always... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
San Jose, California
Quiet and challenging

Great place to get away from it all. After a few minutes you find yourself removed from the city... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
Gary B
San Jose
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12 Dec 2016
“Be in good shape for this tough hike.”
10 Dec 2016
“Quiet and challenging”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a good hike in the fall through spring. Very steep. I am in good shape and I am always challenged when doing this hike. If you make it all the way to the top of the hill you can get sweeping vistas of...More

Thank subica
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great place to get away from it all. After a few minutes you find yourself removed from the city and at peace with nature. Not for the light hiker runner however; these trails are steep, rocky, and challenging.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 31 March 2016

First 2.5 miles from hwy 17 is a steady ascent, about 20°. Excellent exercise! And great views on the way. Highly recommend it!

Thank AlphaRomeoTBi
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Also known as St. Josephs Hill is Limekiln trail. It's only the very begining for about 5 minutes that is hard.....but super rewarding. Nice friendly people and lots of dogs on leash. I see a lot of people do this trail on bikes so it's...More

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 7 September 2015

- Trail head is approx 1/2 a mile after the Lexington Reservoir large parking lot (with the port-potties), just around the corner from the 'Vulcan Materials' road sign. - Parking is to the right, off the side of the road - maybe room for 6-8...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Very challenging hike with a great reward of views at the top - about 45 minutes to the top if your pace is strong. View of the quarry.

Thank swimmerlosgatos
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Limekiln Trail is part of the largest open space areas in the San Jose/Los Gatos area of Santa Clara County. It is part of the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve and offers some of the best hiking trails as well as biking. Coming from Los...More

Thank pglejm
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