Calero County Park Spring Hike

Hello-hello Spring! It’s nice to see you again 🙂
I love this season: green hills, full streams, and the carpet of wildflowers. Bay area has a decent selection of parks to check this beauty. Eastern slopes of the Santa Cruz mountains, Diablo range, and Gabriel range on the south.
We hiked at Henry Coe State Park last season, but dry winter didn’t bring enough water for impressive flowers. Even California poppies were in few.
Calero County Park was an experiment for us. I’m not the big fan of trails which has the view of the bay. All that highways, traffic and suburbs not that scenic as mountains and valleys with nothing touched by the human. I was afraid that close distance from Morgan Hill could mean crowds and views of the town.
And it was not true. Calero Park surrounds reservoir and is a former farm land.
03.20. Calero County Park
We made a big loop Figueroa-Canada Del Oro-Bald Peaks-Chisnantuck-Cottle-Javelina-Pena trails walking clockwise from the trailhead.
03.20. Calero County Park
The first trail followed the creek, where we met this snake.
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
Then path went uphill until we started to see the Valley and the Diablo Range.
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
Green grass and the impressive number of blooming wildflowers made the hike unforgettable.
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
I love this place!
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
We finished hike under the dark clouds which made views dramatic.
03.20. Calero County Park
Cottle trail has a view of the reservoir
03.20. Calero County Park
And Javelina Loop has a bat house
03.20. Calero County Park
Green hills with old oaks looked fabulous!
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park
03.20. Calero County Park

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