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Fascinating landscape with great historic interest. Quicksilver mining here was highly prosperous and extensive. Lots of information available at the museum. Trails vary in degree of difficulty, but the area is a great little wilderness park in easy reach of the city,
Spring wildflowers are spectacular in the spring and the views of the Santa Clara valley are very good. The history and the ruins from the Quicksilver mining are interesting and informative. Some parts of the trails are long uphills but most everyone should be able...More
There are historical artifacts all over the property to be discovered and learn about. You can go on a 4 hour docent led hike to learn about the Quicksilver mines and the history behind the park. If you like the history but no so much...More
Quicksilver is a nice park. If it is a hot sunny day you would need a hat and lot of water. There is some shade on the trials, but most of the trails are under the sun. Mostly a hilly hike and there a not...More
"AQ" as the locals call it is a great county park for hiking, cycling, or horseback riding. The views are amazing. Parking can be a bit tight on busy holiday weekends, so go early. There are several entrances to the park and each provides a...More
Enjoy fantastic views of San Jose and read about the city mining history along the way. Can be hot in spring summer. Bring water and pack a lunch. There are many trails to choose from you decide you hike length.
We hiked this park from 3 different entrance, but our favorite is the one off of Hicks Road, just where the Mount Umunum Road goes to the right. The parking is easy, the trail is clean and wide and goes through beautiful oak and bay...More
I happened to love it for it's history and old structures... I mean it is in a state of disrepair currently but I see some new things being built so I believe it is getting more focus now.
Nice walk trail.
Saw mountain bikers, so...More
Response from A9556HDchrisb | Reviewed this property |
I figure that you can bring dogs in to the park. Since it is a public park you should beable to. However I would keep them on leash like what was suggested by someone who previously answered this question.