The wind is blowing and the sun is shining, so grab your bike and head to one of these scenic paths in Silicon Valley.
San Jose boasts some of the most scenic bike paths in Silicon Valley.
This preserve features 10.25 miles of trails that are ideal for a lengthy bike ride. A mix of rolling grassland and evergreen forest comprise the picturesque area, which varies in elevation from 275 feet in the northeast to 775 feet in the southwest. Palo Alto
Sierra Vista, just 25 minutes from downtown San Jose, has several trails in its open-space preserve, which sits on 1,611 acres. A variety of paths at Sierra Vista offer bikers a wide range of options for all skill levels, from easy terrains, ideal for family excursions, to more challenging ones. San Jose Los Gatos Creek Trail The Los Gatos Creek trail is an 11.2-mile favorite of local bikers. If here for a weekend cruise, you’ll likely ride alongside a decentsized crowd of bikers and walkers, so a weekday ride is typically guaranteed to be a bit more serene. Either way, the experience of a ride on Los Gatos Creek Trail is well worth it. Los Gatos
Up for a challenge? This 35.9-mile ride up is apt for experienced bikers—expect narrow roads and twists along the way. At the summit, just after the infamously steep last few miles of the trail, sits the Lick Observatory at a 4 ,200- foot elevation—killer views are guaranteed for those who reach the top. San Jose
For a more relaxed experience, head to Almaden Lake. A loop around the water is ideal for a family or a low-impact ride. Stretching 1.4 miles, the smooth, paved path offers scenic lakeside views and a peaceful atmosphere. San Jose