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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
+1 408-358-3741 ext. 131
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One of the best hiking spots!

So many trails to choose from. Great hiking trails for short or long hike and a great place to... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Robert F
Park for citizens

You can park on the street and begin walking in the trails. There is no entrance fee. There is a... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
R A
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Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
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+1 408-358-3741 ext. 131
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

So many trails to choose from. Great hiking trails for short or long hike and a great place to bring the dog.

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

You can park on the street and begin walking in the trails. There is no entrance fee. There is a trail for every level of ability. The trails are marked well including the distance in miles. Dogs are allowed. There is a toilet near the...More

Thank R A
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I am a bit prejudice as my family is from New Almaden but this park and Museum are wonderful and full of information. Discovered by the Ohlone Indians, the quicksilver mines played an important part in the gold rush. The docents are very knowledgeable and...More

Thank JudyStacia
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

The map showed three entrances to the park. The first was gated and the second led to a closed residential community. Our last hope seemed to work, but the tiny sign opening to a small road led me to believe it wasn’t for vehicles. Took...More

Thank Scuffy13
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Pick up a map at any of the trail heads and don't get lost. Miles of great trails and views. Drop by the Hacienda during the week end to visit the museum and learn about the quicksilver mining in the 1800s

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This park offers numerous trails for hikers and runners that like hills for conditioning. There are trails 3 miles, 5 miles 8 miles and 13 miles.

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Don't live in SJ anymore, but when I did visited at least weekly. This is much bigger than you'd expect for a county park, and really special. There are several entry points, but most folks use the MacAbee entrance and the Senador Mine trail. Pick...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had a wonderful time walking in trails! It is a very nice place, we spent 4 hrs hiking there, and see great views.

Thank Shunanli
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Miles and miles of hiking trails through the hills and overlooking the Guadalupe reservoir. Blend of both single track as well as fire roads. Explore the ruins of the old mine works and mining camps/towns. Fascinating local history. Quicksilver is a hidden gem very few...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Dog Park, Hiking Trails, Public Restrooms, Playground, Squirrels, Birds and Lizards and at the top of the hill get a thrill, looking out over the entire south bay. Young and Old regularly frequent the park, but THEY don't want you in there after dark.

Thank REALTOROY
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Roger6657
25 November 2015|
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Response from Sloped_Bench | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you need a permit, apparently. From the county web site.... Call (408) 355-2201 to obtain an Animal Pulled Cart, Metal Detecting, RC Boating, Specimen Collection, or Photography Permit.
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gretchenm555
3 September 2015|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
I figure that you can bring dogs in to the park. Since it is a public park you should beable to. However I would keep them on leash like what was suggested by someone who previously answered this question.
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