Santa Teresa Park News, October 2001
New Signs and Trail Conditions


These are pictures of Santa Teresa Park, taken on October 5-6. These show some of the new developments and conditions in the park. Click on the thumbnails for a larger picture. Hit the "back" button your browser to return.

New Signs:

There are new "No Parking" signs at the park entrance at Bernal Road and Heaton Moor Drive. Cars that used to park here now have to park in front of the homes along the neighborhood streets.

A new map board has been installed at the Hidden Springs Trail near the bend in the park road. Coyote Peak is in the background.

New trail signs have been installed throughout the park. These signs are at the beginning of the Joice Trail at the Joice-Bernal Rancho. The pictures below will show more signs.

These signs are next to Bernal Road, where the Hidden Springs Trail crosses the road to join up with the Mine Trail coming up from the Buck Norred Ranch.

This sign is near the Pueblo area, at the junction of the Mine Trail and the Hidden Springs Trail. The Hidden Springs Trail leads up to Coyote Peak.

This sign is located on the Mine Trail at the west end of the last parking lot of the Pueblo area by the old corral. The Almaden Valley and the Sierra Azul mountains are in the background.

This sign is at the junction of the Rocky Ridge Trail and the Coyote Peak Trail, heading up to Coyote Peak.

This sign is at the end of the Boundary Line Trail at Coyote Peak, looking down at the Boundary Line Trail.

Trail Conditions

This is the Rocky Ridge Trail. It does not actually go up Rocky Ridge, but it is a ridge trail that is very rocky. This is an easy hiking trail, but it is not recommended for inexperienced mountain bikers. (The news is that I fell off my bike here after hitting a rock, twisting my knee.)

These ranger and sheriff vehicles are at the end of Countryview Drive near the Coyote Peak Trail. This is a secret back entrance to the park that has been the target of littering, vandalism, and illegal off-road vehicle use.

The Coyote Peak Trail is deeply eroded. In this case, the grooves are nearly half as deep as my bike's wheel.

There are multiple ruts on the Coyote Peak Trail near its junction with the Hidden Springs Trail. (I fell off my bike trying to avoid these ruts.)

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Created 10/7/2001 by Ronald Horii, secretary of the Friends of Santa Teresa Park