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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

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Address: At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
Phone Number: +1 408 358 3741 x131
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Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.

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run bike hike

great place to get out in nature trails are very good and people are nice you can see animals when it is not very busy

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great place to get out in nature trails are very good and people are nice you can see animals when it is not very busy

Thank bobness2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a chance to visit Almaden Quicksilver County Park over the weekend. We hiked a short loop trail that starts and finishes at the parking lot on Mockingbird Hill. This was our first visit and it couldn't have been simpler. There was ample parking and almost no one on the trail. The loop trail included Hacienda... More 

Thank LocalPeddler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on an overcast Sunday, and immensely enjoyed the quiet hills with distant views, natural fauna all around, and only a few other visitors. The parking lot of the trailhead we used had perhaps 25 cars at most, and we encountered 2 or 3 runners, 5 or 6 mountain bikers, and mostly other hikers during our 2 hour walk.... More 

Thank davidbillstrom
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I am a resident of San Jose, CA, but it is only recently that I am discovering its beautiful and healthy hiking trails. Almaden Quicksilver County Park is beautifully located, and offers an array of easy to strenuous hiking trails. Best time is early in the morning; if later in the morning, bring plenty of water...some areas are not shady... More 

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San Jose, California
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This south bay gem is a great place for a hike and picnic. Most of the trails are on the ridge so the start from the parking lot is steep. But once you are up, lots of moderate trails along the ridge have great views in different directions and some interesting mining sites to keep the kids interested. Recommended for... More 

Thank Greg T
San Jose, California
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

great, walking, hiking or riding your horse, lots of history, easy walking paths thru the old Almaden Quicksilver Mines Park

Thank Ann G
San Anselmo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This park offers a great opportunity for hiking the many extensive trails through the historic quicksilver mining area. We didn't have time to hike on this trip but will return in the future to explore the trails and mining remains.

Thank Annette K
Cupertino, California
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

good family hiking place, a bit stiff for novice at the beginning. great parking lot with lots of spaces, and some shadow. great old mining remnants - place to enjoy

Thank SiliconGuy101
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We started the hike at Mockingbird Hill parking lot. It is such a pleasant surprise to find free parking with ample of spaces. Nowadays, county parks in Santa Clara usually charge a parking/entry fee. The 4-mile loop trail we picked was part of New Almaden-Buena Vista-Randol-Hacidenda. Most of the trail is well shaded and maintained with the exception of Buena... More 

Thank SkyTeamer
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed myself following the Eagle Scout's historical hike phamplet, although 2 of the marker post may have gone missing (e.g. Hanging tree). Unlike other day hikes that I have done, following the suggested route by the scout, searching for the marker post add the fun to it. At each marker post, they explain the history to that location. Say some... More 

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