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New Almaden Quicksilver Mine

Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95120
+1 408-323-1107
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Great hiking or picnicking area

Used to live close by & love exploring this area or hunting up favorite spots. Gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
amastelle
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Walnut Creek, California
Fun and informative hiking

This a fantastic place to walk, though it can involve some steep hills. The remains of the mercury... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Coyote000
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Alamosa, Colorado
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Eleven miles south of San Jose, a marker now commemorates this historic spot.
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  • Very good22%
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“gold rush” (2 reviews)
“mercury” (3 reviews)
“hiking” (2 reviews)
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Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95120
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+1 408-323-1107
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to live close by & love exploring this area or hunting up favorite spots. Gorgeous, historical, peaceful. Some amazing views. Lots of wildlife which is fun during the day but be sure to leave before sundown - there are big cats & wild boar...More

Thank amastelle
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This a fantastic place to walk, though it can involve some steep hills. The remains of the mercury processing plant provide a fascinating look at one aspect of local history. You can bring your dog on a leash, and you don't have to travel far...More

Thank Coyote000
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a large park with some steep hiking trails that is a microcosm of early California, as one of the biggest early industries, it helped accelerate the gold rush

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Almaden Quicksilver offers alot of nice hiking and good trail running options if you live in the south bay area. Bring a hat, most of the trails do not offer much shade, also keep in mind that many places in this park lose cell service,...More

Thank sbertman85
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Really enjoy going to quicksilver for a fun and great hike. There are many different levels of hikes for all people.

Thank LeanneLangan
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Quicksilver is the old term for mercury, which was used extensively to extract silver and gold from ore. New Almaden supplied the Gold Rush. The building has exceptionally fine Victorian furniture, donated by Daughters of the American Revolution. When I visit a museum like this,...More

Thank barbgal
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Very nice hiking trails. Moderate level trails. Beautiful and serene, even on a busy weekend morning. In South San Jose.

Thank Steve U
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We really enjoy going there every weekend! It had amazing views, and they keep on changing every time!!

Thank Lupita V
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Visit the mine after touring the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum inside the Casa Grande. It's so well done, informative and hands on. The history of many cultures and peoples is represented here: Ohlone, Chinese, Mexican, and English to name a few. Their history and...More

13  Thank Marsha S
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