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Alum Rock Park

16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95121
408 259 5477
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Ranked #15 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Type: Parks
Description: Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
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Fremont, California
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736 reviews 736 reviews
373 attraction reviews
692 helpful votes 692 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Alum Rock Park is by the hill side of San Jose - as such, it can be warm during the summer months and sometimes dry in this area. The park however is a nice place to go for a picnic or for a walk/hike.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a gem of a park, as it can be many things to many people. There are BBQ/picnic grounds for family parties right off a parking lot. There are easy stream-side trails. Or, there are challenging winding hill climbs. Also a little nature museum with some cool live animals. Plenty of shade (in areas) , not too dusty (mostly)... More

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San Jose
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Alum Rock park is my least favorite park in all of San Jose. Yes, they have some great trails and historical sites. But, they do not consider all of the members of our families!! They do not allow dogs (on leash or off) anywhere in the park. I do not consider this fair!! My kids are grown and my dog... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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12 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spent the afternoon with family enjoying the grass and sunshine. Easy to find, lots of open parking, bathrooms here and there. if you find yourself in the area, in need of a classic open-air park scene. Grab a picnic basket, some libations, and a few friends, and go outside!

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San Jose, California
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Out of the way. Great for picnics, many walking trails thru historic areas. Can park outside and walk in (1/2 mile), or plenty of parking inside. Can accommodate groups. still has natural mineral springs.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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321 reviews 321 reviews
135 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

With San Jose's climate so appealing, I like to come out here to escape the unpredictable weather I am often accustomed to. As soon as I get there, I head for this park, which provides a real tonic for the body and soul. I particularly enjoy biking the trails, which can take as many hours as one wishes. The hiking... More

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a great park. it has beautiful natural trails and scenic views from the mountains. It is very close to San Jose downtown and you can hike there the whole day. Not crowded at all, quiet and very well maintained. Highly recommended for hiking!

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Remains of a 1920s resort in a gorge above San Jose. Been going there for nearly 40 years. Easy walks to tough hikes when you throw in the adjoining open space. Go there after a hard rain sometime and you'll see the creek in flood. Spectacular!

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I love this timeless park for the beauty of nature and remants of past histories (handmade stone bridges and quaint "altars" around the natural springs. Although one reviewer wrote about a :"pool" when he was a child, the "natatorium" was removed by 1975. Read a fascinating history of the park here: http://www.nnvesj.org/Archives/ARPHistory.htm. Parking $6 in summer and on weekends.

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San Francisco
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My son did baseball camp at the park and when he was finished everyday he excitedly wanted to spend time in the park as well. After 6 hours of baseball one would think that you'd run out of energy!

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