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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

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Address: At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
Phone Number: +1 408-358-3741 ext. 131
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Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.

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Great hike!

There are a couple of different trails in the this park for hiking. They are easy/mod hikes. Great views and a little bit of history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leslie P
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a couple of different trails in the this park for hiking. They are easy/mod hikes. Great views and a little bit of history.

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Thank Leslie P
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking available near entrance. Trail branches soon as the Quicksilver park complex has a lot of nice trails. Maps usually available or online. The trails are not flat and mostly not paved.

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Campbell, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Many trails provide hikers with the opportunity to birdwatch and learn some history relating to mercury minng The trails are empty midweek Be sure to take water

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Thank Martin C
CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are lots of hiking trails and sights to. Its fun visiting the old mineral springs where people would go soak their stress away. They're pretty stinky though. I wouldn't want to soak in that water!

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Thank CatCat08
Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

And I saw a MOUNTAIN LION here which was totally 'cool'! This is a great place to just hang out and wander. It can be HOT!! though,, so bring plenty of sunscreen, hats and water! And keep little dogs on leashes! The mountain lion I saw here was at around 10am on a hot September day!

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Thank Libi K
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This has been our "backyard" for decades and we love the vast unspoilt wilderness with multiple hiking trails of varying difficulty. It is quite safe for families and even single persons since there is safety in large numbers. Also an chance to see wildlife, dozens of deer, wild boars and a mountain lion? Hopefully not!!

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Thank sateeshl2016
Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

With the houses, mines and other portions of this park whose history stretches from Spanish rule, to the twentieth century. the mercury from this mine fueled the gold rush.

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Thank Norma W
San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It is a great place to go to get the heart pumping and enjoy nature. There are historical buildings, valley views, and lush greenery.

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Thank britepa
San Jose, California
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Large park with many trails - some of which have open access to bikes, horses, and hikers - others with limited access for hikers only. The trails are challenging, but not overly difficult - one can definitely get a workout on the trails. Limited water availability for humans on the trails, so be sure to carry alot of it with... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

My family and I have gone hiking at this park multiple times. My spouse and I are in our mid 30s and our son is 7 but we've been taking him since he was 5. I love that there are different trails so we have different views and intensities on our hike. The only downside to one of the trails... More 

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