Hiking in Los Gatos is a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else. The Santa Cruz Mountains are like no other, filled with beautiful trees, forests, and of course, views. If you want a true Los Gatos hiking (experience), begin at our local Purple Onion for a quick bite and coffee before heading to the Los Gatos Creek trail head right around the corner. Your hike will bring you along the infamous Highway 17 towards Santa Cruz straight to the beautiful Lexington Reservoir.
If you’re looking for more of a challenge, and one of the best views of Silicon Valley there is, you can take the extra loop up to the top of St. Joseph’s Hill. This hike will surprise you with its ongoing beauty and local bikers and runners who do the trail often!
If you are looking for a simple, yet one of a kind trail to visit in Los Gatos, the Vasona Park Trail is hard to beat. As you start the trail from one of its many entrances, you will walk alongside Vasona Creek that runs all the way from the Lexington Reservoir.
If you’re a local in Los Gatos, you know that Vasona Park is one of the best picnicking spots the town has to offer. With its vast fields of grass and open spaces, Vasona is a place where you can find privacy and peace to enjoy a day full of self-reflecting and relaxation.
A secret spot hidden right up the hill from downtown, Bachman Park is an amazing place to find some shade on a hot day in LG. Many locals bring their dogs here to run free and play, as well as their kids to enjoy the playground and activities in this park.
Blossom Hill Park is hard to beat when you need a place for your kids to run around and play. With its amazing playground, large fields of grass, tennis courts, and baseball field, Blossom Hill Park is arguably one of the most popular parks in Los Gatos. Centered in a local neighborhood and outside of the downtown area, Blossom Hill Park is filled with family’s everyday who want to enjoy a nice day out of the house in a gorgeous location!