Full Review: El Sereno Open Space Preserve

There is a six car pullout for parking at the end of Montevina Road. There is a gate at the trailhead for Montevina Ridge Trail that is open to hikers, bicycles and horses but no dogs are allowed. The trails are very wide, exposed to sun, dirt trails or fire roads and the Follow the Montevina Ridge Trail for 0.2 miles and it will come to a fork.  Bear right to follow Aquinas Trail where you head gradually downhill for four miles. There are many views of the Lexington Reservoir, Silicon Valley and downtown San Jose along the way.

 

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          Roadside parking                             Trailhead

 

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 View of Lexington Reservoir              Aquinas trailhead

 

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        Lexington Reservoir                    Wide downhill trail

 

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          View of trail below                     Lexington Reservoir

 

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  View of downtown San Jose                 Wide dirt trail

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