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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

Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.

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A Hike with some History

Many trails provide hikers with the opportunity to birdwatch and learn some history relating to mercury minng The trails are empty midweek Be sure to take water

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Martin C
Campbell, California
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Campbell, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many trails provide hikers with the opportunity to birdwatch and learn some history relating to mercury minng The trails are empty midweek Be sure to take water

Thank Martin C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are lots of hiking trails and sights to. Its fun visiting the old mineral springs where people would go soak their stress away. They're pretty stinky though. I wouldn't want to soak in that water!

Thank CatCat08
Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

And I saw a MOUNTAIN LION here which was totally 'cool'! This is a great place to just hang out and wander. It can be HOT!! though,, so bring plenty of sunscreen, hats and water! And keep little dogs on leashes! The mountain lion I saw here was at around 10am on a hot September day!

Thank Libi K
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been our "backyard" for decades and we love the vast unspoilt wilderness with multiple hiking trails of varying difficulty. It is quite safe for families and even single persons since there is safety in large numbers. Also an chance to see wildlife, dozens of deer, wild boars and a mountain lion? Hopefully not!!

Thank sateeshl2016
Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the houses, mines and other portions of this park whose history stretches from Spanish rule, to the twentieth century. the mercury from this mine fueled the gold rush.

Thank Norma W
San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

It is a great place to go to get the heart pumping and enjoy nature. There are historical buildings, valley views, and lush greenery.

Thank britepa
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Large park with many trails - some of which have open access to bikes, horses, and hikers - others with limited access for hikers only. The trails are challenging, but not overly difficult - one can definitely get a workout on the trails. Limited water availability for humans on the trails, so be sure to carry alot of it with... More 

1 Thank Kimo_Leahi
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 

1 Thank djks008
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 

Thank Kathryn M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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).

1 Thank meredeEetC

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