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Two mountain ranges tower above Los Gatos: El Sombroso (the shadowing one) and El Sereno (the night watchman). The town was founded in the late 1860s on a portion of an 1840 Spanish land grant. The original grant was known as La Rinconada de los Gatos (corner of the cats), a name derived from the many mountain lions and wildcats that then inhabited the nearby hills.
Los Gatos Creek Trail is a popular multiuse pathway that runs for 9 miles from Los Gatos through Campbell and on to San Jose. The trail, which follows Los Gatos Creek, is used by walkers, runners, hikers, bicyclists and nature lovers. Los Gatos is the northern end of a scenic 38-mile stretch of SR 17 that runs south to Santa Cruz.

Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce 10 Station Way LOS GATOS, CA 95030. Phone:(408)354-9300

Self-guiding tours
Maps for a self-guiding walking tour of historic sites in Los Gatos are available at the chamber of commerce.

Old Town, on University Avenue, has about a dozen chain retailers and a couple of restaurants in an attractively landscaped setting of Spanish-style architecture and topiary trees.

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Best Western the Inn of Los Gatos
55 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd. Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Hotel Los Gatos
210 E Main St. Los Gatos, CA 95030
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