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Alum Rock Park

16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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Oldest public park in the US

The king of Spain gifted Alum Rock Park to the people of the Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Maria H
San Jose, California
huge park

its a huge park. its kind of like going to Yosemite without the water falls. very foresty, could be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fred A
San Jose, California
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Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Kind of a mess Right now due to the heavy rain this season. The park has great potential. Unfortunately I drove to the last to parking lot paid $6 to park. Only to realize that most of the trail was closed. This park is plenty...More

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It is an excellent place to hike. Lot of nature. Plenty of flora and fauna. Ample parking spaces. Overall great place to hike over a weekend morning.

Thank karthick2015
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Rode bikes from Fremont to Alum Rock park. The park offers nice trails for mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking. For roadies there are many options for challenging climbs and quick descents. It s best to visit during the week because on the weekend it...More

Thank Luv2hikejulie
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Alum Rock Park is a fun place to visit. Located in the foothills, it has many places to visit. Also good for hiking. The Nature Center is a good place to take young (and not so young) children.

Thank Diane H
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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