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Ed Levin County Park, Milpitas

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Ed R. Levin County Park is the largest park in Milpitas, California. It is run by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department and is located in the chaparral foothills of Diablo Range east of the Santa Clara Valley. Monument Peak can be accessed through trails in the park. The park's recreational facilities include a hang gliding and paragliding area, a dog park, and horseback riding areas.

Ed R. Levin County Park has two lakes, Sandy Wool Lake and Spring Valley Pond. Both of them are reservoirs which collect runoff water from the hills to the east. It is home to some of the East Bay Walls.

The park is named after open space advocate and Santa Clara County 3rd District Supervisor Edgar R. Levin (1908-1965).
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  • This is a great gem of Santa Clara Parks! It is a big multi-use park with hiking, picnicking, golf, kite flying and air sports including paragliding and hang gliding. There is a $6 park fee that is...  more »
  • Ed Levin is very close and has easy access. This park has been a pleasant location for the people of Milpitas and visitors for over 60 years. You can enjoy the view of the foothills and even catch a....  more »
  • Excellent location for picnic, hiking and fishing. Witness nature and wildlife such as birds, coyotes and lizards, just a few minutes from Milpitas. Several great trails nearby. There are two ranches offering horse riding, close to the park. Be aware that there's no cellphone coverage.
  • Hiking at Ed Levin is some of the best in the area. Ed Levin offers great views on trails without the congestion like neighboring Mission Peak. My preferred route is Ed Levin to Monument Peak to Mission Peak and back to Ed Levin. I recommend dressing for different types of weather all year round AND to bring plenty of water. Much of the trail is exposed during summer, and the wind patterns change as you climb. This is a popular hang gliding area, so the wind on some days can be biting if you're not prepared.
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