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Alum Rock Park

16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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A unique rustic park

This park has quite a unique history. If you are a history buff you might find it fascinating... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
San Jose, California

There is a free parking lot just inside the park near the Penitencia Creek trail. It was full so I... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
La Crescenta, CA
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Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

This park has quite a unique history. If you are a history buff you might find it fascinating. There are a few ruins of the mineral baths that used to exist over 100 years ago and people got here by train. Alum Rock Road no...More

Thank GrannyGo55
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

There is a free parking lot just inside the park near the Penitencia Creek trail. It was full so I drive past the unmanned booth and drive through the park. It is gorgeous with a lot of trees and dirt paths. Parking there is $6...More

Thank visited49
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is a special place with lots of hiking (or running) trails. Large grassy area with picnic tables great for families. Enjoy this historic park and its beauty.

Thank transplantedNYer
Reviewed 2 April 2016

I usually stay on the west part of Silicon Valley and recently stumbled over to Alum Rock Park for a hike. It is now one of my FAVORITE spots for a short hike and picnic. It is great for kids of all ages, and adults...More

2  Thank KCV123
Reviewed 1 April 2016

You have 3 great Hikes. Eagle Rock, The normal trail and then the long trail over the back of the park. The hike can go from 1 hour to 4 hours depending on the trail you take,

Thank GLopez95113
Reviewed 13 January 2016

It was a pleasant discovery over the weekend. Due to all the rain, the stream has flowing water, it is all very green and very pleasant. They have a lot of trails of varying distance which is convenient especially if you are training for something....More

Thank LakshmiRaghu
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Good place for geocaching. Reception ok. Many trails have been made to choose any direction. Beware of poision ivy and wear comfortable shoes

1  Thank Marissa C
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Nice open space but i didn't find anything interesting that I would like to go there again. If you are in the area and need some open space for walk / run / hike then maybe. You can find street parking in neighboring streets.

1  Thank Food_Snob_tiger
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We spent an afternoon walking the length of this park and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Beautiful, peaceful and not super crowded. You can stay on the main walkways or hike up the more challenging trails. Views are spectacular. There is a visitor center and aviary...More

1  Thank gaylemholden
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Some ascents are pretty steep, but this old park is full of wild life and spectacular views. If you enjoy mountains, this place will satisfy.

Thank Scuffy13
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Kate S
13 October 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