Almaden Quicksilver County ParkCurrently Closed
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.
- 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.
- Blossom Hill Caltrain
- PF Changs
- Mayo & Mustard
- Elements Restaurant
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51.38% 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
Nice network of trails set in the hills near San Jose. Well maintained trails. Free parking. Large parking lot. Many of the trails were multi-use -- available for hiking, biking, and horse back riding. A few small streams for water sources. Horse troughs and picnic tables scattered throughout the trail systems. And several old historical mining sites to hike to. Will definitely go back to try more trails. Great view from the one we went on!(If this review was helpful, please hit the "like" icon below)
Fun park to hike. The South end goes up pretty fast, but so nice you don't notice you're getting a little workout. There's a nice place to stop at the top to rest. If you venture around a bit you can get some nice views.
This is great little place to go for a hike. Little out of place to get to. There weren't any stores near by, so make sure you prepare as it is little out of way from the town. Enough parking place. The restroom by the entrance was out of order which was inconvenience. There are few different hiking trails. Two of them are very bad, but others are great. It's nice up and down trails and not too steep as far as the elevation goes. There is great place on one of the hills to just sit and relax, which is under a tree and so in shade. The wind and the view from there was great.
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.
Nice trails with views. A good part of the trail is exposed. It's better to come earlier to avoid too much sun. The trail can be quite crowded.