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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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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Quiet, peaceful place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Long Island, New York
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I visited this place in morning of rainy day. I went to all the treks in this park. As weather was good I enjoyed the time spend here. From one of the peaks you will get view of full city even San Jose down town.

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San Jose, California
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a really nice park for taking a long walk. There are multiple trails that vary greatly in difficulty so there's something for nearly everyone. The trail begins alongside a stream where I often see deer. Depending on which side trails you take you can have a leisurely stroll of a tough climb up some switch backs. There's a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I hike here weekly and really enjoy Alum Rock Park because of its accessibility, the choice of trails, and the varied terrain. Both North and South Rim Trails are relatively easy and can be done in 2.5 hours while the Boccardo Trail will take longer. Depending on your sun aversion, it is easy to choose the South Rim trial which... More 

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

I love this park off the beaten path. Lots of wildlife, water in the creek, lots of kids on the playground. The YSI nature center has some cool animals. I wish they would feature natives and not animals from other areas.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Enjoyed an hour and a half hike on one of the trails. I don't recall the exact one but we are beginner hikers and this was perfect. I suggest you go before it gets very warm as you can work up quite a sweat.

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San Jose, California
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a beautiful park with many hiking trails full of wildlife (I saw multiple turkey vultures and deer on my hike). Some of the trails take you through shaded areas, while others have you out in the open climbing on steep hills. You can follow one trail uphill for a fantastic view of San Jose. One downside is that... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Weekday mornings are the best. If you go often enough, you realize there are a lot of regular walkers, hikers, and mountain bikers. The park has good, healing energy. It's hard to describe. I always feel better after going for a walk, hike, or just taking the kids. Weekends, however, suck. Too many people!

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Address: Address: 16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95121
Phone Number: 408 259 5477
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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