Go Back  Bike Forums > Community Connections > Regional Discussions > Northern California
Reload this Page >

Los Alamitos Creek Trail (Campbell-S. San San Jose commute)

Northern California Northern California

Los Alamitos Creek Trail (Campbell-S. San San Jose commute)

Old 03-23-07, 05:42 PM
  #1  
SharpT
Titanium Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Jose
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Los Alamitos Creek Trail (Campbell-S. San San Jose commute)

I am working on developing a fast paced flat commuting route (limiting stop lights) from Campbell to south san jose (85 and 101).

I plan on coming down the Los Alamitos Creek Trail heading to McKean, then over to Bailey and up Santa Teresa... about 25 miles.

Anyway, my question regards the southern end of the Los Alamitos Creek trail. Looking at the VTA map, it forks at the end, and to the left it ends at Camden and Harry, to the right it appears to go under Camden, then under Almaden, and I'm wondering where the next exit point is. Does it dump you onto McKean, it's off the VTA map?

http://www.vta.org/schedules/VTA_Bike_Map.pdf

If so, great, as it will bypass the Camden & Harry, and Almaden & Harry intersections.

SharpT
SharpT is offline  
Old 03-23-07, 10:53 PM
  #2  
travis200
OTB is imminent
 
travis200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Campbell,CA
Posts: 943

Bikes: '06 Trek 5.2, '06 Lemond Poprad, '06 Bianchi San Jose

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I believe it stops at Harry and Mckean and is about 1/4 mile with 1 light at Almaden Expressway and Harry before going left onto McKean.
travis200 is offline  
Old 03-25-07, 10:25 AM
  #3  
BigSean
Senior Member
 
BigSean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Nor-Cal Bay Area
Posts: 5,088
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by travis200
I believe it stops at Harry and Mckean and is about 1/4 mile with 1 light at Almaden Expressway and Harry before going left onto McKean.

It crosses under McKean, you'll want to exit at Camden and harry and ride harry to McKean.
BigSean is offline  
Old 03-25-07, 08:41 PM
  #4  
SharpT
Titanium Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Jose
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well I rode the route today, as there is rain expected the next day or two.

So the MUP trail goes under Camden, then under Almaden Expy, and dumps you out directly onto McKean Rd. You just have to cross the street and you're on your way on McKean heading South. Nice.

I never did see the other fork heading East and wound up coming down the trail that parallels Queenswood Way.

That MUP was crowded on Sunday, wouldn't advise it. But maybe less occupied in the early morning for a commute.

Did a nice 42 mile ride, weather was nice besides the head wind coming back North on Santa Teresa.

SharpT
SharpT is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.