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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
Activities: Running
Description: Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.

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A Little Heaven Steps from the City

Almaden Quicksilver Park is a local gem, spread out along the western side of Almaden Valley for several miles. The park is the site of the old Almaden Quicksilver Mines whose... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Jerry W
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Parking on the street of a subdivision, easily accessible place to hike. If you want info on the quicksilver mines, you need to go around the other side of the park to visit "Casa Grande". And hike from the Hicks Rd entrance.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Almaden Quicksilver Park is a local gem, spread out along the western side of Almaden Valley for several miles. The park is the site of the old Almaden Quicksilver Mines whose tunnels devoted to the mining of Mercury (in the Cinnebar ore) were the second largest for the mining of this liquid element in the world. The history of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I went here in 2011. All I have to say is what an amazing place. The trail I took with some friends of mine was not to hard, and just a whole lot of fun. There is an area where you can picnic near an old school house. The day I went it was a bit breezy where this picnic... More 

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Litchfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were looking for a place to take a short walk but mostly drive. There is a lot of hiking but you can drive through it. We did find a nice path that was easy to walk. We were looking for a place to kill some time so we did not have hiking gear. Not a place for large vehicle... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great visitors center & museum housed in a historical home, mining village, hiking trails, natural areas, just a delight to visit.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Peaceful and serene hikes, some are a little tough, but plenty of other easy ones. There is also a lot of history dating back to the mining days. Good one-day outing for family or solo.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Ok place to hike, lots of possible trails to explore, and some hot springs and history to take in. I would recommend that the trails be better marked - the map provided had trail identification but hard to map it against the actual trails. Not a bad way to spend a morning or afternoon wandering around, hiking, or if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a great place to take children. The docents are very knowledgeable about the history of quicksilver mining and the historic home located there. There are trials to walk, but the are rather steep.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

There are not many nature trails in the area where dogs are welcome. It was a beautiful winter walk, not many other folks were out. We saw deer, newts, and lots of deer. Watch out for the poison oak, and yes, we came home with ticks. Good thing the dogs had anti-tick meds applied.

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Liberty Township, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I wanted to do something "California Healthy", while I was visiting my daughter with my friend in January. Asked her to take me back to Quicksilver (we were there in July). The park used to be an old mine and has been turned into this park with many great trails. I am just getting back into exercising, and my friend... More 

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