27 Big Surs working on number 28
Try the Stevens Creek Trail. I just changed jobs and it is right out the back door of my office. Mostly flat with some very gentle grades that are hardly noticeable.
You are right is is the Los Gatos Creek Trail.
However, how do you know about the "Ditch" along from Snell to Almaden?
That is my route? I run everyday from Cottle along Curie, pop up at Snell and cruise along it. If you run it, we may have seen each other. You can also go past the gate that ends on Coleman, pop over the weird fence and get into Lake Almaden park by running along Coleman into the park and run along the Los Alamitos trail
then the IBM property trail through the orchard up and over Styles trail