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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.

Probably closer to 3.5. Fun rolling climbs and descents with good views. Saw lots of deer. Construction coming down the mine hill trail was a bummer.

hiking
5 days ago

trail running
9 days ago

Really good for trail running. Inclines are challenging but not over the top with enough flat areas and declines to keep you going. Trails are well maintained with good visibility. Not to mention the old mines and the reservoir are pretty cool.

I happened to hike at the tail end of the 2017 superbloom. Beautiful!

hiking
12 days ago

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12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Good trail for a run. It can get very muddy in parts after a rain and there's not much shade in the hotter times of year. Best times to be out here are fall and spring.

hiking
13 days ago

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17 days ago

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18 days ago

hiking
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hiking
19 days ago

Did this hike with my son on 9/2/2017. It was a very hot day so started early. Plenty of vegetation and shade. Beautiful views. There are sit outs and picnic tables on the trail. It is quite steep in some places. Enjoyed this hike. Will definitely do it again some time.

hiking
19 days ago