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Lower Guadalupe River Trail, CA

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Distance One Way 9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 102 feet
Elevation Gain -10 feet
Accumulated Gain 55 feet
Avg Time One Way 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 9.18
Interest Perennial Creek
Backpack No
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Author AZWanderingBear
author avatar Guides 27
Routes 61
Photos 2,620
Trips 700 map ( 4,689 miles )
Age 65 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Apr, Nov, Feb
Seasons   ALL
Sun  4:46am - 7:28pm
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Traffic Creek
by AZWanderingBear

This trail follows the Guadalupe River through San Jose with the southern end in downtown and the northern end in the Alviso neighborhood. Most of the trail is paved, popular with bikers and runners. It passes several parks, the airport, and many local landmarks. While paralleling the Guadalupe River and a nice riparian habitat, you'll constantly be reminded that you're still in a major metropolitan area by the traffic on the trail (bikers and runners) and he road traffic near the trail.

The southern end of the trail can be accessed at West Virginia Street just south of Interstate 280. The northern end of the trial is on Gold Street where it crosses the Galalupe River just north of HIghway 237. The trail can be accessed at almost all streets that cross the River between these points.

The Guadalupe River originates in various creeks in the Santa Cruz Mountains and runs northward through the Santa Clara Valley and empties into the San Francisco Bay. The Guadalupe is the southern most river in the United States with a Chinook salmon run. Numerous waterfowl can be found along the river's riparian habitat.

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2015-03-09 AZWanderingBear

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Exit Interstate 280 at Exit 3A and turn left on West Virginia Street. Park just after crossing over the Guadalupe River.
    page created by AZWanderingBear on Mar 09 2015 1:13 am
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