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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

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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Ranked #7 of 66 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Running
Owner description: Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Running
Owner description: Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
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Los Gatos
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Remains of mining era building, feeling of total isolation, undeveloped and rustic, some extremely steep trails, not for those who don't enjoy a workout and just want to stroll...

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I come here often with my dog because I have found it is the best place to hike in San Jose. Great views, and it gets you out of the city. If you take some trails you can see old mining equipment, or a dam, or a river. I enjoy taking my dog and he has a blast there. We... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Just awesome! Our kids and their friends visit the park often. They use the various entrances - so a bit of change of scenery each time. Seeing the deer is exciting and a great experience is going up to view the "dam"

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St. Paul
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We hiked 1.5 miles on a wide, rolling trail to the old mine. Beautiful views to the west and the recent rain cleared the air so we could see all the way to San Francisco to the north. My 5 year old was done after the hike to the mine so she turned around. My 9 year old and I... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We took or dog there and it was really nice, the weather is amazing, is family f friendly and dog friendly. The views are spectacular and it's really close to everything in Almaden

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San Jose, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

At Almaden Quicksilver Park, all the usual forms of 'transport' are supported. You can ride horseback, run, hike, walk or bike. Trails very from moderately challenging to very challenging (if you are running). Some trails permit horses while others do not. Same for bikes. Some of the views, especially from the higher points, are stunning. There are several ways to... More 

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San Joaquin, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Well marked trails. Great views of the city below and great for taking pictures of old mines, paths and animals. Take your own water and food on the trails. Dogs allowed.

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Fremont, California
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1,172 attraction reviews
1,134 helpful votes 1,134 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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