Alum Rock Park

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  • Address: 15350 Penitencia Creek Rd, San Jose, CA-95127, USA, 95127, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4087947275
  • Fax: +1-4082773241
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Trail, Garden, Park, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Landmarks, Parks

The Oldest Park in California, this lovely place established in 1872, is an amazing tourist attraction and the perfect place to relax and unwind amidst the gorgeous surroundings.

The Place used to be full of mineral springs but most of these have become extinct. What do remain are the lovely stonework grottos that used to mark these springs that are a lovely sight to see. The flora and fauna of the area is very unique and interesting. If you are a budding ornithologist, you will love to see the amazing variety of forest birds in the area.

The trails are quite easy and hence ideal for kids. There is a pretty little play area for children as well. Whether you want to do some exercise, take someone out on a date, enjoy a nice picnic with the family or just simply hang out with friends, this place is the ideal venue for it all.

  • Don’t drink the water or try to eat the fish in the park. The whole area is full of mercury residue.

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  • Drying Shed

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  • Alum Rock Park Address: 15350 Penitencia Creek Rd, San Jose, CA-95127, USA, 95127, United States
  • Alum Rock Park Contact Number: +1-4087947275
  • Alum Rock Park Timing: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Alum Rock Park Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Alum Rock Park(preferred time): 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Alum Rock Park: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 51.5% of people who visit San Jose include Alum Rock Park in their plan

  • 65.52% of people start their Alum Rock Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Alum Rock Park

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alum Rock Park

People normally club together Menlo Circus Club and Raging Waters while planning their visit to Alum Rock Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • A nice park with a variety of hiking trails that range from flat paths to ascending up hills for the best views of the south bay. The different environments within the park make it truly unique in my opinion. The history of the park is also interesting to discover while you hike and explore. A great place for a day hike or a family gathering. Very relaxing atmosphere and not crowded on weekdays.

  • Really nice, quite place, good for walking as individual or group. Seeing a lot of picnic area, but haven't try out yet. I think you have to reserve for the table. Over all really good place for hiking.

  • This is a nice, relaxing park surrounded by nature! You can hike, bike, or just enjoy the view of the mountains and the sounds of nature. It also has a playground and a small science building.

  • Loved the shaded trails from the entrance along the stream. It has a lot of mineral springs which kids might find interesting. A good place to have picnics.

  • As a "Park" it's being given a 5*, & as a nature's walk, it's a 4.5 *, and as a nature preserve it gets a 4.5*. It's more like 3 to 4 parks next to each other. Overall, it's a relatively large area. Multiple parking lots. Some lots are free parking. Some lots are paid daily parking. Signs tell you which lots are free parking. Lots of barbeque cooking facilities, and park concrete tables & benches. Tables where kept clean from what I saw. Both flat and hilly walking available. Mostly hilly and mountainous. At least one of their parks had a children's playground. All locations had restroom facilities. A Youth Center building exists in which people can explore local animal information with displayed preserved examples of local species. In addition, about half a dozen or more live animals are displayed. On occasion opportunity exists to gently pet the animals. After the last parking lot is a trail that takes you across and past an old decorated rock bridge, and natural sping mineral water structures. Mineral water still flows there and mineral rocks continue to form outside as if you were in a cave. Once a year there is a youth festival as well with booths of all Kinds relating to local public services, natural habitats, animals, local food makers, insects, amphibians, activities, face painting, etc. The youth center building is wheelchair accessible from what I saw the non-hilly parts of the park where also wheelchair accessible & surprisingly hilly trails & ramps where wheelchair accessible if a person can handle the steep slopes. I saw that people had volunteered to help the facility operations. So volunteering is available if you are interested.

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