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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
+1 408-358-3741 ext. 131
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Need COUNTRY close by? give this a try!

Dog Park, Hiking Trails, Public Restrooms, Playground, Squirrels, Birds and Lizards and at the top... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
REALTOROY
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San Jose, California
Easy trails and old mines

Really like hiking in the Bay Area so came here one weekend for a casual hike...there are trails... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
petzjaromir
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San Jose, California
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Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hike” (4 reviews)
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At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
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+1 408-358-3741 ext. 131
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dog Park, Hiking Trails, Public Restrooms, Playground, Squirrels, Birds and Lizards and at the top of the hill get a thrill, looking out over the entire south bay. Young and Old regularly frequent the park, but THEY don't want you in there after dark.

Thank REALTOROY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really like hiking in the Bay Area so came here one weekend for a casual hike...there are trails for anyone and everyone, old mines to discover, great views, walks in the sun and shade and it's not too crowded. Hope to return soon!

Thank petzjaromir
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Although I haven't hiked all of Quicksilver, the park offers visitors trails to hike. It has some stunning vistas on days when Silicon Valley's stifling pollution doesn't drown out views.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 28 May 2017

If you're any where near So. San Jose you owe it to yourself to hit Quicksilver. After only a few minutes you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere and away from the city. Whether you're out for a walk a trail run, or...More

Thank borad
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This place is very good for hiking during sunny days. The parking is free but very limited. The hike is good but some part of the trails develop cracks and are damp after rains. There is lot of greenery around. Beware of rattlesnakes and other...More

Thank Jugu S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This park is located in my backyard and I run and hike frequently here. On any given day your likely to see deer, turkey or board and I've seen a few foxes on a couple early cold mornings. Be careful if you go alone, there...More

Thank Charlene C
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Have been here about hundred times, and it is good for hiking and exploring, or unwinding, bike ride is nice also.

Thank scotthH3148SB
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Without the quicksilver mines found abandoned in this park, the California gold rush would have been quite different. Fortunately, there are descriptive placards located throughout the park that describes the history and importance of 'quicksilver'... There are trails for most anyone's needs...some longer and steeper...More

Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The place is fantastic with an incredible landscape!!! Almaden reservoir is so beautiful and the road towards it is scenic. You can see some horse riders there. Actually There are Mountain Lion per Park announcements, so be careful. many people took dogs, maybe for protection...More

Thank hosnegar
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited this area and enjoyed a great hike. The playground area was very good, our 2 yr old had a great time.

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Roger6657
25 November 2015|
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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.
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gretchenm555
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.
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