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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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The map showed three entrances to the park. The first was gated and the second led to a closed... read more

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Scuffy13
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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great hiking trails

Pick up a map at any of the trail heads and don't get lost. Miles of great trails and views. Drop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SJBilly
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San Jose, California
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Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday via mobile

The map showed three entrances to the park. The first was gated and the second led to a closed residential community. Our last hope seemed to work, but the tiny sign opening to a small road led me to believe it wasn’t for vehicles. Took...More

Thank Scuffy13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick up a map at any of the trail heads and don't get lost. Miles of great trails and views. Drop by the Hacienda during the week end to visit the museum and learn about the quicksilver mining in the 1800s

Thank SJBilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park offers numerous trails for hikers and runners that like hills for conditioning. There are trails 3 miles, 5 miles 8 miles and 13 miles.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Don't live in SJ anymore, but when I did visited at least weekly. This is much bigger than you'd expect for a county park, and really special. There are several entry points, but most folks use the MacAbee entrance and the Senador Mine trail. Pick...More

Thank chuttipen
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had a wonderful time walking in trails! It is a very nice place, we spent 4 hrs hiking there, and see great views.

Thank Shunanli
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Miles and miles of hiking trails through the hills and overlooking the Guadalupe reservoir. Blend of both single track as well as fire roads. Explore the ruins of the old mine works and mining camps/towns. Fascinating local history. Quicksilver is a hidden gem very few...More

Thank garth66
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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 21 July 2017

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
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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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