Almaden Quicksilver County ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 05:45 pm]
- Address: 21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:45 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4082683883
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Forest, Mine, Safari, Biking Trail, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature
Almaden Quicksilver County Park - Review
You will find the Almaden Quicksilver County Park in South San Jose, overlooking the Silicon Valley. The park covers 4157 acres of the steep hills, cool forests, deep valleys and open meadows which makes it an absolute delight to visit no matter what time of the day.
You will be able to learn a lot about the Park’s mining history through the Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum. But even if you aren’t a history lover, do visit the park for its wild beauty. Tiny winding roads take you up and down the several naturals and the trails are tough but worth the effort.
Sometimes you may see a few deer and other animals in the area. You can also try your hand at horse-riding and mountain biking and in general it is a great place to picnic in.
Almaden Quicksilver County Park Information
- Wedding ceremonies can be held in historic Casa Grande situated in this Park.
- If you plan to go on the hiking trail, go early in the morning.
- Don’t drink the water or try to eat the fish in the park. The whole area is full of mercury residue.
How To reach Almaden Quicksilver County Park by Public Transport
- Blossom Hill Caltrain
Restaurants Near Almaden Quicksilver County Park
- PF Changs
- Mayo & Mustard
- Elements Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Almaden Quicksilver County Park
51.72% of people who visit San Jose include Almaden Quicksilver County Park in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
80.56% of people start their Almaden Quicksilver County Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Almaden Quicksilver County Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Almaden Quicksilver County Park Trips
Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose Reviews
Great open space. Hiking trails are clearly marked in most places. Fellow hikers are usually friendly and approachable if lost on trails. No amenities besides the restrooms near the parking lot. Bring water, snacks etc. Some historic old buildings are visible along the trail. Medium difficulty trails.
Quite a work out but lovely. Great trails and nice views. Very quiet. The history of the park is fascinating. We kept pondering how in the world did people find this place. We definitely will go back. Parking is plenty. Maps and bathrooms. Bring water, bug spray and sun screen with you.
Almaden Quicksilver park is a great place to take kids, your significant other, or go by yourself and hike, picnic, or both. Bring your own food. None is sold there. There are restrooms in the major parking lots. Mountain biking is allowed on many trails also. I miss living near this absolute gem in the Silicon valley. Please take some time and visit! The rangers are friendly also!
I run this trail four to five days out of the week. When I was offered a tempting job back in Atlanta the comparison between the beauty and nature places specifically like Quicksilver has to offer and the dry lull of nature the surrounding areas of Atlanta offers was my final deciding point. I continue to run this trail with great appreciation knowing it shaped my decision to stat in such a stunning area.
Great trails. Went on a weekend and so the start trail head had alot of people, but as we got further back in there was less people. Started at 10am and finished around 12pm. Did Mine trail to Guadalupe trail and was 5 miles.