birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

no dogs

Alum Rock Park is located in a canyon in the Diablo Range foothills on the east side of San Jose. The park offers 13 miles (21 km) of trails, varying from fairly level along Penitencia Creek to sharp switchbacks climbing to the ridges to the South Rim Trail and the North Rim Trail. The narrow floor of the canyon includes a visitor center, picnic areas, a playground, and sand volleyball pits.

Great views of the hills and city.
The South Rim switchback (eastmost part) is currently closed because of a landslide. Looks like you could walk over it but I just turned back as the signs recommended.
Parking is $6 for a day.

Wonderful views of San Jose and off-roading was nice

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of hikers at the bottom and top of trail. Long climb up on open hillside. Fun ride back down hill. Views of San Jose.

Good for beginners

Quick climb up to rewarding views of silicon valley! Has a few benches and a scope at the top