Is your pup ready to get outside in the fresh air? How about taking Fido for a hike at the Stevens Creek County Park in Cupertino, California? Here you will find 4 trails, which combined with other area trails, can make for quite a spectacular day.
You will begin your pawtastic journey from the Staging Area off Stevens Canyon Road. Here you can access the trails and other park amenities, such as a boat launch on the 82-acre Stevens Creek Reservoir. Beautiful views abound here, before you even begin your hike!
Jump on the Rim Trail for about 1 mile which is your connector to the Stevens Creek/Tony Look Trail. This trail runs for 1.7 miles, is mostly shaded. Take it north to make an entire loop back where you started. Or hike south .2 mile to Coyote Ridge Trail. At this point, you have two choices. Take the Loop Trail south, which runs along the reservoir and watch the non-motorized boats enjoying their time on the water, or head east and travel 1 ½ miles to Coyote Ridge on the Coyote Ridge Trail. This is rated moderate, so plan accordingly as there are steep segments.
If you still haven’t had enough fun, you have now arrived at the Lookout Trail Loop. This will extend your hike another 5 miles through the beautiful flora of the area. This and the other trails are multi-use trails where you will share the single dirt track with mountain bikers and horseback riders, therefore, it is important to keep your fur-ever friend on leash throughout your adventure.
The park itself offers plenty of resting and picnic areas alongside water’s edge, excellent fishing spots, restrooms, water and plenty of bird-watching opportunities on its over 1,000 acres of land. Check out Stevens Creek for some great hiking!