Alum Rock Park

Currently Open [Closes at 01:00 pm]
  • 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

Alum Rock Park - Review

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.

Alum Rock Park Information

  • 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 Alum Rock Park by Public Transport

  • Hostetter Station

Restaurants Near Alum Rock Park

  • Vung Tao
  • Mikonos Grill
  • Drying Shed

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TripHobo Highlights for Alum Rock Park

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Alum Rock Park

  • 51.69% 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

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Alum Rock Park, San Jose Reviews

  • As far as the paid parks that have been to this is my favorite thus far. The trails are magnificent, with a wide variety of difficulties to choose from, and an Adventure level to fit most people. Meaning some of the Trails can really make you feel like you're mountain lion bait 😂. To be honest though if you're on those type of trails you should probably be with a group, just for safety purposes. There's really a lot to do here. There are several stages that you can park at the furthest one up is what I would consider to be the main attraction. You have a ranger station that has a small Museum in it, and a few extra little stations that give some information about the park and the Animals within the park. There are plenty of benches, grills, and well-maintained open areas to have a picnic or a small cookout. I'm not sure if this is allowed here, but there are quite a few open well-maintained areas with trees just perfect for hammocks. I would ask a park ranger before doing so just in case. From what I saw there is also to play areas for small children, along with a few vending machines for sodas, Waters, and sports drinks. Just a heads up there is a $6 parking fee to come to this park but it's completely worth it!

  • this was one the best hiking trails in the area. very close to the city, and the area is really beautiful. there are a couple of parking spots. some are free. however it's confusing as in the entrance it says there is no free parking. will go there alot more time. there are some benches for you if you have a party.

  • Well...there is this tree that's shaped like a ? ;) This is a great park for just about anything you want to do at a park. There are many hiking trails, biking trails, mineral springs, BBQ pits with picnic tables and playgrounds but no dog's allowed. There is also a Youth Science Institute in the park.

  • Lots of oak, sage, and other trees to shade your walk through the various trails and roads. Some are paved and others are natural. There are several nice picnic areas. The park is well maintained. Plenty of parking through the main entrance of Penetencia Creek road.

  • Superb views of San Jose from top and surprisingly restrooms are very clean. Good place to spend some time hiking and even you can BBQ with friends and family. There were lots of cyclists enjoying outing also lots of available parking and also had restrooms.

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