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San Jose Trails by the Numbers

San Jose is developing a 100 mile trail network! View the handout!

by City of San Jose - Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services


San Jose Trails


Published April 20, 2021

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San José has hundreds of unique and breath-taking venues perfect for an outside day. Visit one of San José’s 200+ parks, hike along 60 miles of scenic trails or visit a regional park.

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