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Alum Rock Park

16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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Beautiful Park!

I love Alum Rock. There are some long hikes, long short hikes. My favorite area is the grass field... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
San Jose, California
My favorite Bay Area hiking location

Alum Rock Park is a great hiking location with lots of trails for different levels of difficulty... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
San Jose, California
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Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot springs” (5 reviews)
“nature center” (4 reviews)
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16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I love Alum Rock. There are some long hikes, long short hikes. My favorite area is the grass field where you can have picnic among the trees and watch the squirrels. Great place to take kids too! The only down side is that if you...More

Thank luisazica
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Alum Rock Park is a great hiking location with lots of trails for different levels of difficulty. I haven't been up since the fire happened.

Thank JJerin2010
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Alum rock park has a lot of history. There are sulfur mine examples everywhere. The Park has a small bird sancutary that is open most days . Lots of picnic grounds and an active stream that runs through the park. It is accessible almost always,...More

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

For a city park, this is an extremely nice place. It's got a rippling creek running down the center and it has many, many miles of trails to walk. We went on a Saturday morning and there were plenty of people walking the main paths....More

1  Thank Steven L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The king of Spain gifted Alum Rock Park to the people of the Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe in 1778. It was re known for its mineral hot springs. In the early 20th Century there was a trolley that took people up there and...More

1  Thank Maria H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

its a huge park. its kind of like going to Yosemite without the water falls. very foresty, could be cool in the summer so take a light jacket. good place for large parties/BBQ/etc. make sure you walk up to the inspiration point...good hike and beautiful...More

Thank Fred A
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Easy to park for free. Nice Saturday and was not to busy. Confused about paying, but there was no collection of fee and parking is marked "Free". Was told a mountain lion was spotted as I came back from Eagle Point but no such luck...More

Thank Travelerfolk
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nice place to hike,bike ride, picnic or play, but unfortunately San Jose's oldest park is showing its age. It was in dire need of maintenance even before the big storms of 2016/17 and more so now.

Thank metrippen
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A lot to explore with trails that go throughout the Canyon and an Open Sapce Preserve (Santa Clara Valley Open Sapce Authority) above the city park. Great place to picnic with tables and BBQ grills. A tot lot and play area make it family friendly...More

1  Thank Derek N
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Very nice park I like the area I usually there for a walk and take my kids as well love this area. Good location

Thank _lakech39
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Kate S
13 October 2016|
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Response from GrannyGo55 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answers about walking along the road but more areas for stroller are paved at the furthest parking lot. So depending on how far you want to hike and the time of year also makes a difference if you want... More