Joseph D. Grant County Park - Twin Gates to Antler Point

BRIEF SUMMARY Starting at Twin Gates parking lot, this trail rolls along a ridge with views of the Santa Clara Valley, Lick Observatory, and Ancient Oaks. Rich with wild flowers in the spring and animal diversity year around, you are sure to see more than you expected on this gradual stroll.


Trip Planning
TRAIL INFORMATION
Distance: 8.0 miles from Twin Gates Parking to Antler Point
Cumulative Elevation: 1,100ft
High Point: 2,999ft
Low Point: 2,400ft
GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Joseph D. Grant County Park, San Jose
Description: Starting at Twin Gates parking lot, this trail rolls along a ridge with views of the Santa Clara Valley, Lick Observatory, and Ancient Oaks. Rich with wild flowers in the spring and animal diversity year around, you are sure to see more than you expected on this gradual stroll.
Permit/Fees: The park is open year-round from 8 a.m. until sunset. Vehicle entry fees are collected year-round, but you can skip the fee if you park at Twin Gates parking lot.

Fees are required for camping, and for use of group picnic areas. Fees are posted at the entrance kiosk.
Contact: Park Office: (408) 274-6121
Water: Only at the primary parking area.
Bathrooms: Yes, at multiple trailheads.
Address: 18405 Mt. Hamilton Rd., San Jose, CA 95140

Travel to the park by taking Highway 101 or Highway 680 to Alum Rock Avenue eastbound in San Jose. Turn right onto Mt. Hamilton Road and travel eight miles to reach the park entrance.
Parking: Over 100 spots in the primary parking area in Halls Valley. About 30 spots at Twin Gates parking lot (Parking at Twin Gates is free).
Book: Please send recommendations.
Map: Free Park Map
Additional Info: The drive up Mount Hamilton Road is a bear but it is beautiful. Take it slow and know that the drive is worth it. If you love oak trees, you are in for a treat.
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