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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
+1 408-358-3741 ext. 131
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Big enough to get lost, beautiful enough not to care!

Don't live in SJ anymore, but when I did visited at least weekly. This is much bigger than you'd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
central coast
A nice trail

We had a wonderful time walking in trails! It is a very nice place, we spent 4 hrs hiking there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fremont, California
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Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (8 reviews)
“mountain lion” (5 reviews)
“nice trails” (5 reviews)
At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
+1 408-358-3741 ext. 131
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't live in SJ anymore, but when I did visited at least weekly. This is much bigger than you'd expect for a county park, and really special. There are several entry points, but most folks use the MacAbee entrance and the Senador Mine trail. Pick...More

Thank chuttipen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time walking in trails! It is a very nice place, we spent 4 hrs hiking there, and see great views.

Thank Shunanli
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Miles and miles of hiking trails through the hills and overlooking the Guadalupe reservoir. Blend of both single track as well as fire roads. Explore the ruins of the old mine works and mining camps/towns. Fascinating local history. Quicksilver is a hidden gem very few...More

Thank garth66
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Dog Park, Hiking Trails, Public Restrooms, Playground, Squirrels, Birds and Lizards and at the top of the hill get a thrill, looking out over the entire south bay. Young and Old regularly frequent the park, but THEY don't want you in there after dark.

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Really like hiking in the Bay Area so came here one weekend for a casual hike...there are trails for anyone and everyone, old mines to discover, great views, walks in the sun and shade and it's not too crowded. Hope to return soon!

Thank petzjaromir
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Although I haven't hiked all of Quicksilver, the park offers visitors trails to hike. It has some stunning vistas on days when Silicon Valley's stifling pollution doesn't drown out views.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 28 May 2017

If you're any where near So. San Jose you owe it to yourself to hit Quicksilver. After only a few minutes you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere and away from the city. Whether you're out for a walk a trail run, or...More

Thank borad
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This place is very good for hiking during sunny days. The parking is free but very limited. The hike is good but some part of the trails develop cracks and are damp after rains. There is lot of greenery around. Beware of rattlesnakes and other...More

Thank Jugu S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This park is located in my backyard and I run and hike frequently here. On any given day your likely to see deer, turkey or board and I've seen a few foxes on a couple early cold mornings. Be careful if you go alone, there...More

Thank Charlene C
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Have been here about hundred times, and it is good for hiking and exploring, or unwinding, bike ride is nice also.

Thank scotthH3148SB
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25 November 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.
3 September 2015|
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Response from Chris B | 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.