Grant County Park (N37.34 W121.72)

One of the things that we have found around the San Francisco Bay area is that some of the best parks to hike around are state and county parks.  Joseph D. Grant County Park in Santa Clara is certainly one of these; not only does it host some fine hiking, but its restrooms were sparkling clean and other facilities were immaculate – a sight rarely seen in a park.

Its very clean!

It’s very clean!

We went in for a nice long hike and did a circuit of Halls Valley/ Canada de Pala / Foothill / Hotel trail.  The hike was very pleasant with rolling hills with nice vistas all around and some cool little lakes. We even saw some wild pigs in one lake.  The park was also large enough and had a small enough attendence that it felt like you were secluded and out in nature by your self which was great.

The park is still used as active cattle grazing so beware of cow pats

The park is still used as active cattle grazing so beware of cow pats.

I love lakes that reflect mountains

I love lakes that reflect mountains.

I also love running across wildflowers on a hike

I also love running across wildflowers on a hike.

That's one scrubby oak.

That’s one scrubby oak.

Wild Pigs, I didn't get any good pictures of the piglets but there were 3 of them.

Wild Pigs. I didn’t get any good pictures of the piglets but there were three of them.

My map of the hike, our trail is in red

My map of the hike. Our trail is in red.

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