San Tomas Aquino/Saratoga Creek Trail
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- Service Address San Tomas-Aquino Creek Trail
All four segments (Reach 1, 2, 3, and 4) of the Creek Trail are open and provide a walking, running, and bicycling trail extending south from the San Francisco Bay Trail to Cabrillo Avenue. A City-maintained public parking lot at the Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club, 5155 Stars & Stripes Drive, provides free parking and good trail access. The parking lot is shown by a red "P" on the Creek Trail Map (PDF).
» Reach 1 (Bay Trail to Agnew Road) - 1.76 miles (trail section complete and open)
» Reach 2 (Agnew Road to Scott Boulevard) - 0.84 miles (trail section complete and open)
» Reach 3 (Scott Boulevard to Monroe Street) - 1.25 miles (trail section complete and open)
» Reach 4 (Monroe Street to Pruneridge Avenue) - 4.0 miles (0.2 miles of creek trail section not yet constructed + 3.8 miles of bike lanes and routes that currently exist)
Reach 1 of the Creek Trail extends south from the San Francisco Bay Trail to Agnew Road. This segment provides undercrossings at Highway 237, Old Mountain View-Alviso Road, Great America Parkway, and Tasman Drive in order to provide a continuous trail without users crossing busy streets.
Reach 2 of the Creek Trail extends south from Agnew Road to Scott Boulevard. This segment with undercrossings at Mission College Boulevard, State Highway 101 and Scott Boulevard was opened for public use in May 2006.
Reach 3 is approximately 1.25 miles in length, extending from Scott Boulevard to Monroe Street along the west bank of the San Tomas Aquino Creek, with undercrossings at Central Expressway, Walsh Avenue, and the Caltrain railroad tracks. An at-grade crossing now provides a signalized traffic crossing for trail users to safely cross Monroe Street and connect to the Creek Trailhead where there is a parking lot for users to park. Existing Reaches 1 and 2 combined with Reach 3 total approximately 3.85 miles of trail.
Reach 4 of the Creek Trail extends from the Monroe Street Staging Area to Pruneridge Avenue. This includes the final leg of the off-street trail portion ending at Cabrillo Avenue which was open for public use in October 2009. The Pruneridge Avenue portion of the on street section, ending at the western City limits, is under design for bicycle lanes.
It is noted that all undercrossings may be subject to periodic closures during the rainy seasons when they are inundated by the water levels in the creek. For information on closures of the trail for maintenance or weather, call (408) 615-3080.