Stairway to the Burbs

SOUTH SAN JOSE

By Leslie Moniz

Destination:  Communications Hill (West San Jose).
When: Early afternoon, before the heat sets in.
You’ll need: Water, tennis shoes and potentially a baseball hat to protect your beautiful faces.
Cash factor: None.

If you and your date are into working out without going to the gym,  Communications Hill is perfect for a light “spritz” and some gorgeous views of the South Bay. Although this hike isn’t as aesthetically pleasing as those in Marin, the reward is worth the venture if you time it just right. (Don’t be caught off-guard as you find yourselves surrounded by a residential community at some point in your hike. This trail was built around a grassy hill, which evolved into a housing development.) Start at the bottom at Mountain Springs and make sure you catch that sunset by the time you reach the top. This four-mile venture is great when trying to get to know each other, catching up on family, or sharing how strong your golf game is. (get outdoors)








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