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Best hikes east of Silicon Valley

The East Bay hills from San Jose to Fremont offer great views and vigorous workouts

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Overview :  The hills east of San Jose, California, are rugged, steep and wilder than you might suspect, considering the nearby sprawl visible... more »

Tips:  Best time to go: springtime when the hills turn green and the wildflowers decorate the hillsides.

Bring lots of sunscreen -- these... more »

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Coyote Hills Regional Park, California, United States
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5.9 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Gentle climbs, scenic bay views and traces of American Indian heritage await at the west edge of Fremont, California
Fremont, California, United States
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 6 miles
Duration: Half day
See San Francisco Bay from high atop Mission Peak in Fremont, CA, USA. Strenuous 6-mile loop hike
Bay Area Ridge Trail, California, United States
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 13.5 miles
Duration: Full day
Extra-strenuous hike goes to Monument Peak, Mission Peak and back over 14 miles in an excellent spring outing.
San Jose, California, United States
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 8.1 miles
Duration: Half day
Hike to the backcountry just beyond the popular park on southeast edge of Silicon Valley.
Joseph D. Grant County Park, California, United States
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 6.8 miles
Duration: Half day
One of the best hikes in the county park in the hills east of San Jose, California