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

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Magnificent place in San Jose

I love this peaceful beautiful, scenic place hidden deep in San Jose. Once yyou make it to the top, you're in awe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I love this peaceful beautiful, scenic place hidden deep in San Jose. Once yyou make it to the top, you're in awe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Be prepared for hills, but great place to hike! Saw a bobcat hunting in the evening once. Very cool!

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I came here to hike with a group of mine. It will give you great work out with it's up and down hills. View is ok. Not too much shade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hike here most every weekend when the weather is clear. Lots of wild life but keep your dog on a leash.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great hiking area. Tons of trails but most are moderately difficult. The trails are wide fire roads for the most part but there are smaller trails, too. There are historical information markers that were put up at some point by Boy Scouts that point out parts of the old mining history and facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Come for the hiking, stay and marvel at the artifacts remaining from the mining days, including an arranged display of mining equipment at one of the park entrances, ghost towns up in the hills, defunct mining shafts, even two old cars that swerved off the road and partway down the hill and have remained as "fossils" entangled in the trees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beautiful Park! its good for people who loves hiking! if you are accompanying pets then be watching them! lots of ticks around!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There are a few access points to enter this park. The closest is located just a few miles from the freeway off Almaden Expressway, tucked away in a residential area. If someone else hadn't taken me there first, I would have never known it was there!? It actually covers a lot of space and has some historical elements to it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not all trails are for bicycles or horses. But all trails are open for some great hiking. There is quite a variety of trails, something for all levels of fitness. The Mockingbird & McAbee entrances have either a toilet or port-potty ( i forget which has which ) There are also a couple of other entrances. Be sure to take... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Awesome place to hike. I want to get up the nerve to bike there. I like it that you can choose how many miles to hike (a number of trails are available) and some are steeper than others.

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