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Alum Rock Park

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Address: 16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
Phone Number: 408 259 5477
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Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and...

Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.

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Interesting Historical Site

There are a lot of hikes to choose from. Good place to get a great work out and very scenic. The remains of hot springs bath area is fun to check out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
britepa
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San Jose, CA
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plenty of long trails to choose from. Mostly dirt though, so don't wear your fancier kicks. Many parking lots placed at different places of the park...some free, some you have to pay. Pretty much no cellular service at most areas, so you won't be able to stream music, listen to games or play pogo. Also many benches and some areas... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are a lot of hikes to choose from. Good place to get a great work out and very scenic. The remains of hot springs bath area is fun to check out.

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Thank britepa
San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up about 2 miles from the entrance to this park, so I might be biased. But after I moved downtown and started bringing my three boys back here for nature hikes, they really loved it more than a lot of other parks in the South Bay. The hike up the south canyon wall under the oaks is pretty... More 

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Thank Charles A
Indianapolis, IN
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

what an amazing place - seems to go on forever, too - A LOT to see and do here including mineral springs, climbing and walking trails that are super cool with lots of rock formations and foliage that makes you stop and be amazed at how beautiful things are, There are a lot of wildlife birds and animals and plenty... More 

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Thank CarFunOne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For most of the year, the park is very dry. You still see all sorts of animals and there are plenty of trails to go on.

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Thank John P
Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place to get away from the hustle and bussel. Parking was free until September. We climbed the hills to the top of the rock edge. Beautiful views of San Jose.

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Thank Judy B
Long island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For my first hiking experience, this was great! Enough for a good walk, but easy enough for the whole family to enjoy. We found a lot of shady spots so that none of us would be overheated. Really pretty, we saw a lot of wildlife too!

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Thank Esoterica10
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The oldest city park in the state with lots of history, crowded during the holiday picnic season so early morning is my favorite time to walk.

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Thank Judy M
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Been going since I was a small child. Still just too dry right now and needs rain. There is not enough shade so bring a canopy. Also watch out for bees in certain parts

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you've never been here before, your missing out on a great place to spend your Sunday's. There's lots of things to do here. Great for kids !

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