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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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Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and...

Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.

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Nice park with ample trails

It was a pleasant discovery over the weekend. Due to all the rain, the stream has flowing water, it is all very green and very pleasant. They have a lot of trails of varying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
LakshmiRaghu
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasant discovery over the weekend. Due to all the rain, the stream has flowing water, it is all very green and very pleasant. They have a lot of trails of varying distance which is convenient especially if you are training for something. There are signs alerting us about Mountain Lion and what to do if one encounters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Good place for geocaching. Reception ok. Many trails have been made to choose any direction. Beware of poision ivy and wear comfortable shoes

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Nice open space but i didn't find anything interesting that I would like to go there again. If you are in the area and need some open space for walk / run / hike then maybe. You can find street parking in neighboring streets.

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Thank Food_Snob_tiger
Surrey, B.C.
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We spent an afternoon walking the length of this park and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Beautiful, peaceful and not super crowded. You can stay on the main walkways or hike up the more challenging trails. Views are spectacular. There is a visitor center and aviary but they were closed during our visit. Lots of wildlife around; birds, deer and squirrels.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Some ascents are pretty steep, but this old park is full of wild life and spectacular views. If you enjoy mountains, this place will satisfy.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Lovely stroll through this quaint park. Nice playground, great picnic areas that you can reserve. The trail we took from around the Visitors area was nice but paved most of the way so it wasn't a deep nature hike but the surrounding scenery was lovely. Highly recommended for a Sunday stroll with tots especially if you want to walk with... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 attraction reviews
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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 21, 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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Thank Rosemarina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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