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Joseph D. Grant County Park

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18405 Mount Hamilton Rd, San Jose, CA 95140-9719
+1 408-274-6121
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Huge park and good place to escape the city

This park is below the Lick Obseratory. It is enormous and so quiet that one has escaped the buzz... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
mariamhennessy
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San Jose, California
A little get away close to the city.

Great location close to the city yet far from the city, you can camp and feel like you are in the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Izak K
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Tokyo, Japan
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18405 Mount Hamilton Rd, San Jose, CA 95140-9719
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This park is below the Lick Obseratory. It is enormous and so quiet that one has escaped the buzz of the city. Parking for horse trailers is here and places for large groups as well as camping over night.

Thank mariamhennessy
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great location close to the city yet far from the city, you can camp and feel like you are in the nature in the wild yet you are 30 minutes from home. Especially good for star gazing, the nights there get dark and you will...More

Thank Izak K
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Minutes away from the city a great patch of nature takes you away from it all. I have been going there for years in all hours of the day. Saw many interesting animals like Bob Cats, Fox, Coyote, Tarantula spiders, Wild Bore, Wild Turkey, Awls,...More

Thank izakkapi
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I love Grant Ranch. I have hiked every mile of this park, and there are beautiful views and great wildlife encounters. The mountain biking is really good, though on a hot day, it is important to go early because it is very exposed. You are...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Grant Park s always a wonderful experience. More than 9000 acres with more to come, this beautiful park has 50+ miles of hiking trails suitable for all levels of hiker; plenty of campsites; is dog friendly; has a lovely little lake to walk around or...More

2  Thank bigdgunferd
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Bring your camera. This place has wildlife, giant oaks and sycamores, rolling hills, perfect picnic spots, cool rangers, local history and they will promise you a rose garden and deliver. If you see one park in San Jose this one might need to be it....More

1  Thank taoandzen0
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Drove up on a Sunday to visit a park that we had very been to. Take Highway 130 but can be a little tricky because at one point in the road it veers to the left. Once you get there there is an old ranch...More

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

This little gem is on the way to Mt Hamilton, the original pioneer house is intact, and some of the gardens and fields are still there. Worth the stop on the way up to the observatory.

Thank Norma W
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is an excellent park with a wide choice of Walkways. There are plenty of wild flowers and a variety of Birds. There are facilities for Camping. A really enjoyable experience

Thank Sunilvk64
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Who says San Jose doesn't have nice camping grounds? When my friends scheduled a camping trip to Joseph Grant park, i was a little hesitant, as I don't think San Jose is as sexy a camping place say as Monterrey/Yosemite or Half Moon Bay. San...More

2  Thank SteveBTang
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MsLiveOak
1 June 2017|
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Response from bigdgunferd | Reviewed this property |
there is an entrance fee to enter the main parking lot by the bathrooms and rose garden. But there is ample parking and entrances to hiking trails all along the outside boundaries of the park.
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Hi there, Looks like your question has been out there for a while without being answered... Hope you were able to get to the park safely but this also hopefully helps my response others traveling to this wonderful park in... More
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