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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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good hiking, pleasant views, lots of flora and fauna

This place is very good for hiking during sunny days. The parking is free but very limited. The... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Jugu S
Amazing hikes and views!

This park is located in my backyard and I run and hike frequently here. On any given day your... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Charlene C
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San Jose, California
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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 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.

1  Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 18 November 2016

There are a couple of different trails in the this park for hiking. They are easy/mod hikes. Great views and a little bit of history.

Thank Leslie P
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Parking available near entrance. Trail branches soon as the Quicksilver park complex has a lot of nice trails. Maps usually available or online. The trails are not flat and mostly not paved.

Thank TrailWalker408
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Many trails provide hikers with the opportunity to birdwatch and learn some history relating to mercury minng The trails are empty midweek Be sure to take water

1  Thank Martin C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are lots of hiking trails and sights to. Its fun visiting the old mineral springs where people would go soak their stress away. They're pretty stinky though. I wouldn't want to soak in that water!

Thank CatCat08
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Roger6657
Can you use a metal detector within the park boundaries?
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
Can you bring dogs into this park?
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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