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Penitencia Creek

Penitencia Creek Trail is located in central and east San José and is partially developed.  

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The trail system follows Penitencia Creek from Coyote Creek to Alum Rock Park.  Portions of the trail system are developed from King Road to Dorel Drive, with a mixture of paved and gravel surfaces.  The trail system passes through Penitencia Creek Park, site of the Berryessa Community Center.  

View the BART Fact Sheet for information on how Reach 7A trail links to the Berryessa Station as part of the BART Silicon Valley project. 


2.8 miles. 


Map of Penitencia Trail
(open trail reaches)


Interpretive Signs found along Reach 1B (Dorel Avenue to Nobel Avenue  
Journey Into Alum Rock (Sign 1)
Pathway Under The Sycamores (Sign 2)

Planning Documents

Penitencia Creek Master Plan - Reach 6 (King Road to Jackson Avenue) 330MB, very slow download
Penitencia Creek Master Plan - Reach 2 (Noble Avenue to Dorel Drive)  200MB, very slow download
Penitencia Creek Master Plan - Reach 1 (Noble Avenue to Alum Rock Park entrance) 


The trail system is designated as part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.