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Alum Rock Park

Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Perfect time for a hike in Alum Rock Park

This historic park is a wealth of beautiful scenery and pleasant trails, often along a creek. At... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Jose, California
great park for hiking and picnic not too far from the city center

only about 20-25 min away from the downtown area, great park for hiking, picnic, bbq, relaxing... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Cupertino, California
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Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
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16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank bbon2ur
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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

Thank SiliconGuy101
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed June 20, 2018

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!

Thank Darla H
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Anand1351
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

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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Reviewed September 20, 2017

I love Alum Rock. There are some long hikes, long short hikes. My favorite area is the grass field where you can have picnic among the trees and watch the squirrels. Great place to take kids too! The only down side is that if you...More

Thank luisazica
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Alum Rock Park is a great hiking location with lots of trails for different levels of difficulty. I haven't been up since the fire happened.

Thank JJerin2010
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Alum rock park has a lot of history. There are sulfur mine examples everywhere. The Park has a small bird sancutary that is open most days . Lots of picnic grounds and an active stream that runs through the park. It is accessible almost always,...More

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed August 26, 2017

For a city park, this is an extremely nice place. It's got a rippling creek running down the center and it has many, many miles of trails to walk. We went on a Saturday morning and there were plenty of people walking the main paths....More

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Kate S
October 13, 2016|
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Response from GrannyGo55 | Reviewed this property |
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