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Hikes for all levels

Having hiked here many times, it is our go-to place for weekend hikes in the south bay. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Jose, California
A beautiful park

A fantastic park with a lot of trails for walking and also for biking. It is a place for the whole... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
San Jose, California
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Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
+1 408-358-3741 ext. 131
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having hiked here many times, it is our go-to place for weekend hikes in the south bay. There are many different trails, varying in length and difficulty, so it can satisfy those wishing to have a nice leisurely outing, or those wishing to challenge themselves...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic park with a lot of trails for walking and also for biking. It is a place for the whole family to enjoy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank athosmaria
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What I like about this park, is that it offers a number of different hiking trails that differ in difficulty. So, if you're seeking a challenge, there are good trails for that, and if you're with kids there are nice short trails for that. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chris_young23
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

When I lived in SJ I used to love hiking in this park. There are several loops and some can be strenuous.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank drastler
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a good place to take dogs hiking- just be sure to bring water especially in the summer it can get pretty hot.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank snookie13
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The views of Almaden from this park are stunning. The retired mines are quite interesting and include boards with information about what they were used for. The trails go right up next to them too, which allows you to get up close and admire the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank latteboy50
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

And went! Brought the pup. Hiked for 2 hours. Quite a work out but lovely. Great trails and nice views. Very quiet. The history of the park is fascinating. We kept pondering how in the world did people find this place. We definitely will go...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank LydiaK313
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My husband and I have hiked all the different entrances for years; he has logged hundreds of miles here and knows the trails well. We're very fortunate to have such a beautiful, peaceful place to escape from the traffic and noise of San Jose. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tim and Kathy D
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I love hiking these trails. The area offers a trail for any schedule. If you have only a half hour, there is a trail for you. If you want to hike all day, have at it! If you want a nice hour and a half...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank DoesChrissyApprove
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

After reading other reviews, I chose to do the mockingbird trail. When I got there, asked some people a recommended course. As you start straight up the trail, you come to an obvious fork, where you can go left, right, or straight across. They recommended...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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25 November 2015|
Response from Sloped_Bench | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you need a permit, apparently. From the county web site.... Call (408) 355-2201 to obtain an Animal Pulled Cart, Metal Detecting, RC Boating, Specimen Collection, or Photography Permit.
3 September 2015|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
I figure that you can bring dogs in to the park. Since it is a public park you should beable to. However I would keep them on leash like what was suggested by someone who previously answered this question.