dogs on leash
Almaden Quicksilver County Park is in the southern end of San Jose, California, in the hills overlooking Silicon Valley. The park occupies the site of a former quicksilver (aka mercury) mine that at one time was among the largest of its kind in the world. Relics of the mine still stand at the park. The park includes over 34.2 miles of hiking trails, including 23 miles of equestrian trails and 10 miles of bike trails.
This was a nice hike and jog for me. Due to the inclines, I did much hiking when I originally hoped to jog this trail. But given that this was my first time, I quickly saw I'd by walking up the steeper portions.
The trail itself is nicely wide and very scenic. The water just suddenly appears and is quite a beautiful scene. About three miles into this trail is a nice bench (I uploaded a photo) that is located right over the body of water and has a nice view.
I'd definitely do it again!