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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 x131
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Ranked #14 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Running
Description: Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
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Fremont, California
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738 reviews 738 reviews
375 attraction reviews
701 helpful votes 701 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This park - in a canyon setting - has a lot of very nice trails. There is very nice scenery. Be sure to also stop by and see the Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum if in the area. This park is the site of the first mine in California. There is a reservoir here as well - but note due to... More

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San Jose
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This park has it all, beautiful trails. Wonderful creeks and the most fantistic scenery. If you get the urge to go for a hike, you have to try this place!!

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San Jose, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Love this park for its variety of trails, easy to strenuous and amazing views. At the right time of day there are often deer and occasionally the wild pigs make an appearance.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Ideal for locals and visitors with long stays in Bay Area is Almaden Quicksilver County Park where one can enjoy bush walk. You can select the trail you want to walk by obtaining a map from park ranger. Clean crispy air and quietness of this area is really amazing. So near to San Jose City that one can just drive... More

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Los Gatos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Rustic, challenging, full of wildlife. Lots of options for trails. Interesting history and old mercury mine sites. You can end up in the old town where the miners settled, New Almaden. Really enjoyed this trail.

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Lewiston, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

This park is free. People take horses there. Thee water is real low due to drought. The river has Steal heads.

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

For summer time, I used to walk up there early in the morning so I won't feel too hot. A lots of tree and beautiful views for you to watch. Sometime if you lucky you can see deer walking around. Hoping you will enjoy yourself when you go there. Yes, you can run if you like too. I saw a... More

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

When the weather is cooler this is a great place to go for a hike. Some old mining equipment, cool views, and one old mine you can go partway into. Most of the trails mean huffing up some hills, but a few are fairly casual.

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San Jose, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very good area to hike, ride hourses, mountain bike, family picnic, etc. Easy hiking trails for the whole family.

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Huntington Beach, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The hill trail and park and picnic areas are perfect for a casual time with friends and family. Event like triathlons and runs are held here and are always fun. The park is relatively safe (family lives nearby) and the exercise trail/parcourse is well maintained.

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