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Address: 345 W San Carlos St, At the corner of San Carlos Street and Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2728
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+1 408-277-5904

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Interesting signs explaining history of area

The river was in full raging flow when I visited! It was winter and yes the area was showing signs of wear but equally there are nice paths along the river. The down and outs were... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

The river was in full raging flow when I visited! It was winter and yes the area was showing signs of wear but equally there are nice paths along the river. The down and outs were fairly numerous but despite being a single woman I didn't feel threatened. Little Italy nearby was in renovation so hopefully that'll improve the whole... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

I was really disappointed with Guadalupe River Park. The website made it seem like there were nice trails next to a pretty river, but the trails weren't really taken care of and the riverbank was filled with trash. Then as we continued through the park into the city, there were homeless people camped out along the trails and it smelled... More 

Thank Mike G
Alamosa, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Paved paths make this a pleasant place to visit, and the trees and landscape are very attractive. You can bring your dog on a leash.

Thank Coyote000
Seaview, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Having looked at this walk on the website we were looking forward to a stroll in San Jose. Picked up the trail in the middle of the City and it was dreadful. Full of rubbish, homeless people camped out and generally felt very unsafe. Give it a miss.

Thank 41HelenB41
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614 reviews
372 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This park is between little Italy of san Jose and SAP center. There are signs educating you about history of first inhabitant area of the city and plurality of ethnicities in this city. After 2-3 miles long walk, I stopped to have a cup of coffee in nearby little Italy.

Thank jajavalB
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This would be a beautiful area near the heart of down town San Jose, however it has a lot of homeless that hang out down there and panhandle and do drugs, very little police patrolling and dark areas make for a fairly dicey area.

Thank James A
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are much better parks around the bay area to jog/walk/visit. Dry, dirt roads here. Vegetation is pretty much gone. No water in the river. Quite a bit of homeless people hang out here....however they don't cause any trouble.

Thank John H
Booneville Mississippi
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

It was mostly hot and dry walking the trail. Very little water to see because of the drought. There were a lot of ground squirrels and some homeless people.

Thank MagnoliaMS101
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Had a very long layover and was a very welcome activity to pass the time. Very well maintained and marked trail system passing right by SJC and a nice stroll to downtown. Paved without any elevation changes.....very easy

Thank brookdj1
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11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The pathway alongside the river was (WAS) very special but it hasn't been looked after and is in desperate need of a cleaning up, repair and regular maintenance.

Thank David C

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