2 miles
358 ft
-118 ft
697 ft
High Point


  • Riding Area
    Alum Rock Park
    San Jose, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, CX
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
    #78830 in Mountain Biking

This is an easy dirt trail that follows the creek along the old railroad path that took visitors to the park. Once it gets the center of the park going uphill, it turns to asphalt as it passes the picnic areas, but will go back to dirt at the upper end for about a half mile. It's an out and back trail once it passes the picnic areas, but it intersects with North Rim a couple times and also connects to other asphalt options along the way. It has lots of hikers in groups on the weekends as it's a popular and pretty trail that's very pleasant to ride.

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More Stats for Upper Penetencia Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    240 ft
  • Altitude min
    440 ft
  • Altitude start
    443 ft
  • Altitude end
    684 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    953 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,289 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to upper-penetencia-creek-trail trailhead (37.394110, -121.814190)
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