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This park was THE place to be in San Jose for many years. There are hidden leftovers from the time when Alum Rock was the boardwalk of the area. The mineral springs are fascinating and stinky. There is plenty of picnic grounds, and it is...More
Located very close to Milpitas.
Great park to spend a day with family and kids....my kid loved the eagle and spider stone statues!!
Please carry your own food/snacks if you are planning for a picnic.
Also go for hiking on the eagle hill and u...More
This historic park is a wealth of beautiful scenery and pleasant trails, often along a creek. At the turn of the century into the 1930s the park offered a huge natatorium, zoo and grottoes with mineral water springs. The large buildings are gone giving the...More
only about 20-25 min away from the downtown area, great park for hiking, picnic, bbq, relaxing, etc. old remnants of natural springs, shady, and stream with water and small fish is a great place for a family outing.
highly recommended. some places were off limits...More
one of the nicest parks in San Jose to get away from the crush of Silicon Valley. Lots of friendly wildlife in the area such as deer, foxes turkeys, a wild pig once in a while and of course the occasional mountain lion. Lots of...More
This park has trails in the open and trails in tree areas. Enjoyable hike with terrific views. Lots of available parking and also had restrooms. We walked the trail with the trees and had a good workout!
Definitely worth visiting , there is $10 entry which is totally worth.
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...More
The park is wonderful and has multiple options for the type of walking or hiking. The trails are well marked and there is plenty of facilities for use. We saw so much wifdlife - deer, hawks, beautiful birds , etc...
Enjoy you will love it
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I agree with the other answers about walking along the road but more areas for stroller are paved at the furthest parking lot. So depending on how far you want to hike and the time of year also makes a difference if you want... More
I agree with the other answers about walking along the road but more areas for stroller are paved at the furthest parking lot. So depending on how far you want to hike and the time of year also makes a difference if you want to attempt the hills. Obviously the dirt trails are full of mud after a rain. There is a playground for younger children and children love playing in the creek rain or shine. In summer I do not favor picnic here as the yellow jackets (wasps-looks like a bee) are out in force, looking for a free meal, they favor meat but will eat anything on your plate. Never swat a wasp you risk making it mad, stings are painful.