St. Joseph's Hill
St. Josephs Hill is in the Los Gatos area.  From the trail Head to the top and back is about 4 miles roundtrip and about 800 feet of normal climbing. (nothing extreme)  For a round trip, allow from 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 and 1/2 hours.

To get to the trailhead, take 17 North or South to the Los Gatos "East" exit on Los Gatos/Saratoga rd. exit (Hwy 9).  At the second stop light, turn right on Los Gatos Blvd.  Go south on Los Gatos Blvd. past a stop sign, past the high school, past the toy car dealer (You can stop and drool if you like) and then turn left at the next stop sign onto College Ave.  Bear right on College Ave. all the way to Jones Rd.  Find parking immediately and walk to the trail head.  Parking is limited further up Jones road and there is a good chance you wont find any if you go to the end of Jones Road.  (Itís only about 100 yards from College Ave. to the trailhead.  Trust me, walk it.)

There are trail maps and a bulletin board at the trail head. Yes, there are no rest rooms.  This trail is suitable for hearty children 6 and up and is a very popular area for mountain biking as well.

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