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Alum Rock Park

Address: 16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95121
Phone Number: 408 259 5477
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Ranked #10 of 66 Attractions in San Jose
Owner description: Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.

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San Jose, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Awesome park that is both very outdoorsy for the serious hiker in you or the kick-back sort like me which likes a nice brisk walk with a picnic basket awaiting me in the car to enjoy in the picnic areas which are very both in social and secluded areas. Reservations for some picnic areas are recommended esp. during the summer.... More 

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Sunnyvale
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14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Visitor center..open on sunday..correcting info first. Parking..free lot at entrance but is about 1.6 miles from visitor center. Inside parking $6. Take ur pick. No cell service inside. Pl note. We came with a group and couldnt coordinate..no service at all except once you hike up in open.we did 2 miles in north rim..easy hike n great with kids. My... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Fee for parking. Can walk in but it's an addition to your hike! Beautiful paved walking trails & great hiking trails, too. Lots to observe so don't just watch your step! Fun bird watching, too.

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19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We like hiking at Alum Rock Park. The location is so close, especially compared with many other places to hike. It offers a variety of trails, so you can hike shorter or longer, mostly flat or uphill. It was so peaceful to be able to sit on a bench and look over the valley.

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

Family fun day!! The age range ran from 85 to 15. We picked a walking path that was smooth and easy. A little museum, play area, picnic tables and benches to rest along the way. All clean! And fairly easy to push a wheelchair but it all depends on the path you pick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I'm not much of an outdoorsy person but I was inspired by remnants of Christopher McCandles enough to check out this nearby trail. What a great experience! I hiked the entire trail along some of the nicest people in Alum Rock county.

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Hollister, California
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22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This park is on the East side of San Jose, but it is generally safe and clean. An hour walk can lead you through many different types of terrains, there is seasonal creek, a dry glen and a friendly hill to climb.

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Fremont, California
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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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