Hard to believe these hundreds of wild acres of Santa Teresa County Park reside above the teeming, digital hordes of Silicon Valley, in fact that that it crosses IBM’s Almaden research property. It has mostly gently rolling, not steep, trails that open to wide screen views of San Jose and Silicon Valley. A sweet 4.9 mile roundtrip ramble ┬ástarts at Stile Ranch Trail, take a left on Mine Trail,a sharp right on Hidden Springs (which passes the Pueblo picnic area) then connects back to the Mine Trail and returns you to the parking lot. An instant getaway.

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