Empowering Professionals: Hiking in Linda Vista Park, Cupertino CA

Hiking in Linda Vista Park, Cupertino CA

Hiking in Linda Vista Park, Cupertino CA

Ever wanted to do a great hike, close to home, but feels so far away?  Try Linda Vista Park.  It is located on Linda Vista Drive in Cupertino.  At first you wouldn't think you can do some hiking here, but the path is there, right up to the top.

Linda Vista Park Map

The park as play structures, and the hiking trail can be found from the middle of the parking lot going up the trail. 

The hike is for moderate hikers, as it is pretty much an uphill walk to the top of the hill.  When you get to the top, you will be rewarded with a view of the SF Bay, the bridges, Mountain View, San Jose, Cupertino, the hills and the city.

Linda Vista Park

Just watch out for poison oak.  It can grow heavy in places after the winter/spring rains, but dies back a bit in the summer. 

Linda Vista Park

The hike to the top should take 20 or so minutes, but can be strolled on an hour, just in time for a packed in lunch.

Parking

There is a huge parking lot, with lots of room and never seems to be full.

Restrooms/Facilities

Yes, there are clean and spacious public restrooms.  There are also picnic areas, and water fountains.

Play Structures

Yes, there are play structures for use, and are rarely full.

Wildlife

Yes.  Deer are frequent visitors all through the park, in fact you can see thm out in the residential area as well.  In the evening you can hear coyotes.  There can be wild turkeys, bobcats, jays, crows, blue birds, sparrows, hawks, vultures, lizards, snakes, and squirrels.  Be sure to hike in pairs, as with any other types of hikes.

 

Chris Alston

 

Home sales and purchasing specialist

Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino

19400 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite #200

Cupertino, CA 95014

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Comment balloon 7 commentsChris Alston • July 26 2010 05:59PM

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If ever I'm in Cali I'll have to check it out. ;)

Posted by Richard Green (U.S. Cybertek, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Chris,

Great localism post, and Phly beat me here!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) over 9 years ago

Phly - You better!  :)  Get yer butt moving!

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) over 9 years ago

Liz and Bill - I thought I might start doing some local stuff too!  :)

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) over 9 years ago

Good information.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Terri over 9 years ago

Terri - You are welcome!  :)

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) over 9 years ago

FYI this trail is closed now. :(

Posted by Anonymous about 4 years ago

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