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Alum Rock Park

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Address: 16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95121
Phone Number: 408 259 5477
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs...
Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
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Avoid Monday, and you'll likely enjoy this park

First, the negatives. Go to the park website (http://www.sanjoseca.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Alum-Rock-Park-176) before you make the trip. I just assumed that parks were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

First, the negatives. Go to the park website (http://www.sanjoseca.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Alum-Rock-Park-176) before you make the trip. I just assumed that parks were generally open from sunrise to sunset, as seems the usual custom where I live. However, this park is closed every Monday (the first day I tried to visit). It also claims to close at 6 p.m. or "one half hour... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We took a nice hike around the springs. Several were still running and others were dried up from the drought. We went into the education center and learned about the local fauna. It is a very popular park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This has to be one of my new favorite places to hike. I did the north rim, eagle rock, and the trail along the creek. You could spend a whole day here. It is really beautiful and super clean. Not overly crowded on the trails either so you definitely can find peace and quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This the view once you get to the top worth the 4 miles up nice and relaxing been coming here for 20+ years

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a nice quiet place to go. We have bbq, had birthday party here and hiked many of the trails. Trails nicely kept and people there so friendly. The park is well kept. Bathrooms are very messy.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you're looking for a good workout, Eagle Rock is the place for you. There are many different trails. This is rugged, outdoor country and there are snakes. I wouldn't advise going alone and if you've never been there, and we had not, it's easy to get lost. We both really enjoyed this, but you do need to be in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I hike here often since I can walk to the Park form my home. It's a great place to explore with a variety of trails. You can even take a long one and end up at Joseph Ranch Park. It's a county park and sponsors a host of summer activities for the kids. So get them out there parents! There... More 

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Parking is inadequate and relegated to the shoulder of a narrow single lane road, but once you settle that and enter the park it is a nice area to just walk and explore nature. There are benches and deer and enough space to clear your mind and pass the time. Not enough restrooms or access to drinking water, so be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited this park almost at the late afternoon during last winter. There are many trails for those who like to have exercise while enjoying the nature and lots of activities could you doing there such as cycling, walking and picnic. There is a small house like an information centre and you could find a 'meteor' stone and also read... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a wonderful park, it has hot springs, a creek, and small natural history museum. It can accommodate large group barbecues and has lots of picnic tables under grand oak trees. It is also a great park for hiking or trail running.

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