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“Nice variety of trails”
Review of Alum Rock Park

Alum Rock Park
Ranked #14 of 137 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
San Jose, California
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101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice variety of trails”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Good place to hike or picnic. Large bbq area on open lawn. Lots of mature trees shade the area. Hiking trails are both shaded and in full sun, so take your pick. You can hike on dirt trails or on paved areas, so wheelchair accessible.

Visited May 2012
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Portland, Oregon, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Alum Park Hot For Hiking”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Interesting geology in the area and nice walking along the creek, but the hills are grassland and hot for hiking.

Visited August 2012
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San Jose, California
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50 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Quiet, Peaceful, beautiful”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

My parents dated in this park. We have had many family events here. We have even had baptisms here for Easter morning. Hiking, biking, picnicing. Alot of shade, deers, very nice playgrounds and picnic areas

Visited August 2012
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San Jose, CA
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120 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Alum Rock Park is a Gem in San Jose”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

This large park provides a combination of beautiful views of nature and an opportunity to get exercise. It's very family-friendly. You will see groups of all ages strolling or hiking. There are trails for easy walking with young and old and more steeper trails to get your heartrate up.

Spend time looking at the artifacts of the old park, too. If you keep your eyes open, you should see deer, turkeys, and snakes. If you are really lucky, there are bobcats and tarantulas around, too.

Everything is protected.

Visited August 2012
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fremont, ca
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Hiking”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Good weekend hike. Many trails, even to some springs. Small museum and nature talks. Spend the day and explore the area.

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