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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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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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Nice place

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... read more

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

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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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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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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Additional Information about Alum Rock Park

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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