Montgomery Hill Loop is a perfect trail for an after-work cardio workout because it is conveniently close to the neighborhood. Read on for more details on its features.
The Montgomery Hill Loop is an intermediate trail with wide doubletracks and fire road sections. Before the 2020 fires, the trail has many singletrack sections. It has multiple convenient features, including picnic tables and port-a-potties. Food outlets and cafes like Starbucks, Pizza my heart, Iguanas, and Mcdonald's are also nearby. The loop mixes gentle climbs, technical sections and fast-flowing sections, thus ideal for intermediate and advanced riders. We recommend the trail for beginners who need to get used to their bikes as long they avoid the very technical areas.
The Montgomery Hill Loop is a trail that traverses Montgomery Hill Park, an undeveloped green area in San Jose. It connects the Evergreen Creek/falls road with Yerba Buena Road and is surrounded by lush grassland and oak tree forest. As mentioned earlier, the trail is primarily a double track and a bit of a fire road. Its terrain is also variable, with 50% hilly sections and 50% flat sections.
The hills are fairly steep and will give you a good burn going. You will have plenty of fun dropping at top speed with no breaks. Technically, the Montgomery Hill Loop is more of a quick workout than a trail system.
To start your ride, go to the Evergreen community college. You will see a sign for mountain lion habit on the back parking lot. Enter the area and ride in any direction to create a loop. For advanced riders, we recommend targeting the hilly sections only. The 18% grade climbs will help you prepare for a more challenging ride if you are looking forward to one.
The Montgomery Hill Loop is a short but sweet trail because of its incredible views. You will see many beautiful wildflower blooms and wildlife like prairie dogs, squirrels, and coyotes.