Sunday, March 15, 2015

Vasona Lake County Park

Trail length: Over two miles 
Trail width: Ten feet
Trail surface type: Paved
Trail rating: Easy
Trail usage: Hikers, bicyclist, dogs, and wheelchairs
Cell Service: Good 
Water fountains: Yes

One of the well-known and favorite parks in Santa Clara County is Vasona Lake County Park, which is located in Los Gatos. Within the park, you have over two miles of paved trails to enjoy. The trail offers you a panoramic view of Vasona Lake, while other parts of the trail lead you under a canopy of trees, which is great during summer's warm weather. There are a couple of places where you can sit and relax by a creek that runs through a section of the park.  The Vasona trail also connects to the Los Gatos Creek trail which is a scenic 9.5-mile trail.

You can rent pedal boats, kayaks, and sailboats from Spring to Fall. For children, there is the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, which has a 1/3 scale locomotive. The park is also a great place for bird watching.

 Vasona has accessible parking, restrooms, and picnic tables that are located in different areas of the park. It does get crowded during the weekend, especially during summer.  I found the best time to visit is early morning. 
Happy Wheeling!

To see my wheelchair adventure at Vasona, please watch my video. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!