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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

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Address: At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
Phone Number: +1 408 358 3741 x131
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Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.

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My family and I have gone hiking at this park multiple times. My spouse and I are in our mid 30s and our son is 7 but we've been taking him since he was 5. I love that there are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have gone hiking at this park multiple times. My spouse and I are in our mid 30s and our son is 7 but we've been taking him since he was 5. I love that there are different trails so we have different views and intensities on our hike. The only downside to one of the trails... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live nearby to this lovely hiking area but just recently had my first evening hiking experience there. It was a short hike this time from about 7PM to 8:30PM, but wonderful to see at this time of day. We first saw a fox nearby watching us pass by, then later saw some deer along the way. With the hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been many, many times to hike at this park. There are several different entrances and each gives a slightly different experience, especially since there are different mine-working ruins in different areas. The cemetery above Spanish camp is a particular favorite -- so peaceful (no graves, just a picket fence).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

the ranger that took us on the guided tour was very informative and didn't rush us. he told us many stories about the area. it was a good trail and nice and clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The entrance is near Castillero Middle School. There are lots of up hill hiking, and a few different paths to take.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

This park is a gem of San Jose. Named after the famous Almaden Mercury Mines in Spain, it was the site of San Jose's own mercury mines that flourished in the last half of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. A visit to the museum in New Almaden is well worth the time before you take your... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

My family loves going for hikes and this is one place we really enjoy going to. We tend to pack a picnic and go for a hike, and find a spot to eat and hang out for a bit. A few trails to choose to make your hike shorter or longer.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

great place to get out in nature trails are very good and people are nice you can see animals when it is not very busy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

My wife and I had a chance to visit Almaden Quicksilver County Park over the weekend. We hiked a short loop trail that starts and finishes at the parking lot on Mockingbird Hill. This was our first visit and it couldn't have been simpler. There was ample parking and almost no one on the trail. The loop trail included Hacienda... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We visited on an overcast Sunday, and immensely enjoyed the quiet hills with distant views, natural fauna all around, and only a few other visitors. The parking lot of the trailhead we used had perhaps 25 cars at most, and we encountered 2 or 3 runners, 5 or 6 mountain bikers, and mostly other hikers during our 2 hour walk.... More 

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