Guadalupe Oak Grove is a best kept secret in San Jose. Located across Almaden Expwy on the other side of Almaden Lake, this hidden gem is surrounded by residential houses which allows it to stay somewhat private.
Named for its copious amounts of oak trees, this park has many trails for hiking, beautiful hilltops overlooking San Jose, and wildlife - we think it's definitely a hidden treasure in the Bay Area.
The parking lot has limited space but there is plenty of parking off of Thorntree Drive near the entrance.
There are no entrance fees.
This park has many smooth paths for walking as well as some hills to climb. We do sometimes detour in some grass areas so there's some uneven ground - but nothing too crazy.
Public restrooms are located at the end of the parking lot turnabout.
Pets are allowed at this location! There are squirrels and birds so be sure to keep a leash for your fur baby.
This is a hotspot for many photographers during the fall and it can get a bit crowded.
It's also used for school track and field training which can use the trails a lot.
SUMMER AT GUADALUPE OAK GROVE PARK
FALL AT GUADALUPE OAK GROVE PARK
WINTER AT GUADALUPE OAK GROVE PARK
Pet-friendly, accessible, public restrooms, it can't get better than that! If you love hillsides, dirt paths, and towering trees - this location is for you!