We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great walking

Fascinating landscape with great historic interest. Quicksilver mining here was highly prosperous... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sutton-in-Craven, United Kingdom
Hiking 🥾

It is a beautiful park for walking & running the trails It is conveniently located & has great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Jose, California
via mobile
Read all 157 reviews
All photos (48)
All photos (48)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bring water”(10 reviews)
“hiking trails”(10 reviews)
“great hiking”(9 reviews)
Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
+1 408-358-3741 ext. 131
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around San Jose
from $80.00
More Info
from $207.00
More Info
Reviews (157)
Filter reviews
152 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bring water hiking trails great hiking mockingbird hill great place to hike love hiking mining history buena vista road entrance strenuous hike miles and miles single track wild pigs ghost town mountain bike gold rush views are amazing
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 152 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

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,

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 96tima
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a beautiful park for walking & running the trails It is conveniently located & has great history tomitvas well Lots of bird life & water too. All lead to the reservoir

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank scottmC6423FC
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Walt J
Reviewed February 12, 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jaycee3042
Reviewed February 12, 2019

It's a huge, lovely park for hiking or trail walking. A variety of trails. Obviously there are some good hills to get you in shape. Check it out!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank patricksJ6254DM
Reviewed February 12, 2019

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rebel1999
Reviewed February 10, 2019

"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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank S517NLstevena
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tifsterv
Reviewed December 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mariamhennessy
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rob19321
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 77 nearby hotels
Hayes Mansion
1,644 reviews
4.17 miles away
Days Inn by Wyndham San Jose Convention Center
251 reviews
4.50 miles away
Bristol Hotel
185 reviews
4.70 miles away
Residence Inn San Jose Campbell
124 reviews
4.80 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,540 nearby restaurants
Country Inn Cafe
34 reviews
.71 miles away
Maple Leaf Donuts
10 reviews
.81 miles away
Charlie's Cheesecake Works
9 reviews
.61 miles away
Thai Love You
9 reviews
.75 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 266 nearby attractions
Oak Meadow Park
48 reviews
4.12 miles away
Mount Umunhum
27 reviews
3.48 miles away
Martial Cottle Park
8 reviews
3.70 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
November 25, 2015|
Response from Sloped_Bench | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you need a permit, apparently. From the county web site.... Call (408) 355-2201 to obtain an Animal Pulled Cart, Metal Detecting, RC Boating, Specimen Collection, or Photography Permit.
September 3, 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.