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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
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+1 408-358-3741 ext. 131

Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.

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good hiking, pleasant views, lots of flora and fauna

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... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Jugu S
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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 animals.

Thank Jugu S
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 have been mountain lion sighting but I've never encountered one. Be prepared and wear hiking... More 

Thank Charlene C
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
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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
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Without the quicksilver mines found abandoned in this park, the California gold rush would have been quite different. Fortunately, there are descriptive placards located throughout the park that describes the history and importance of 'quicksilver'... There are trails for most anyone's needs...some longer and steeper than others. The trails are easier at the park's northern end and steeper at the... More 

Thank HikingLee
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

The place is fantastic with an incredible landscape!!! Almaden reservoir is so beautiful and the road towards it is scenic. You can see some horse riders there. Actually There are Mountain Lion per Park announcements, so be careful. many people took dogs, maybe for protection from PUMAs!!!

Thank hosnegar
Jefferson City, Missouri
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240 reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited this area and enjoyed a great hike. The playground area was very good, our 2 yr old had a great time.

1 Thank showmemo61
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016

There are a couple of different trails in the this park for hiking. They are easy/mod hikes. Great views and a little bit of history.

Thank Leslie P
San Jose, California
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39 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Parking available near entrance. Trail branches soon as the Quicksilver park complex has a lot of nice trails. Maps usually available or online. The trails are not flat and mostly not paved.

Thank TrailWalker408
Campbell, California
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

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

1 Thank Martin C
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

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