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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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Beautiful park with challenging trails

The views of Almaden from this park are stunning. The retired mines are quite interesting and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marc W
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San Jose, California
We took recommendations from fellow Trip Advisors

And went! Brought the pup. Hiked for 2 hours. Quite a work out but lovely. Great trails and nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LydiaK313
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San Jose, California
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Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (9 reviews)
“bring water” (6 reviews)
“great hiking” (8 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 5 days ago

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

Thank Marc W
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank LydiaK313
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Tim and Kathy D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank DoesChrissyApprove
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank kduffy1
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

So many trails to choose from. Great hiking trails for short or long hike and a great place to bring the dog.

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

You can park on the street and begin walking in the trails. There is no entrance fee. There is a trail for every level of ability. The trails are marked well including the distance in miles. Dogs are allowed. There is a toilet near the...More

Thank R A
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I am a bit prejudice as my family is from New Almaden but this park and Museum are wonderful and full of information. Discovered by the Ohlone Indians, the quicksilver mines played an important part in the gold rush. The docents are very knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank JudyStacia
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

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
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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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