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Best trails in Almaden Quicksilver County Park

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Looking for a great trail in Almaden Quicksilver County Park, California? AllTrails has 32 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Almaden Quicksilver County Park ranging from 2.6 to 16.1 miles and from 285 to 3,477 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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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.

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#1 - Senador Mine to Mine Hill Loop
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Trail follows the Senador Mine Trail and connects with the Guadalupe Trail for great views of the Guadalupe Reservoir.Show more
#2 - Hacienda, Randol, and Buena Vista Trail Loop
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h
#3 - Webb Canyon, New Almaden, Cinnabar, Mine Hill, Randol and Prospect #3 Loop
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
The trail head head starts on Web Canyon Dr in Almaden. There is no dedicated parking, but there are plenty of spaces available along the sidewalks of the neighboring streets. The short, lightly trafficked Webb Canyon Trail at the bottom starts with a paved access road (closed to cars) then branches into the woods as a narrow trail along a beautiful hillside, especially in the fall with a blanket of new grass. The trail then continues (on both side) along a portion of New Almaden Trail, which is a narrow, shaded, canyon carving trail that zigzags in and out of the canyons at the feet of the Almaden hills with occasional short changes of elevation. The top of the trail is a section of Randol and Mine Hill Trails, which are much wider and more trafficked (including by bikes) and with generally less shade. The trail can easily be extended by taking a longer section of New Almaden Trail at the bottom or by exploring the vast network of trails around the old mine at the eastern end of the Randol and Mine Hill Trails.Show more
#4 - Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Mine Trail New Almaden Trail
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
#5 - Almaden Quicksilver County Park Mountain Bike Trail
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 12 m
The historic site of the worlds second largest mercury mining operation, this scenic land offers hours adventure and exploration. The park includes over 37 miles of hiking trails, including 30 miles of equestrian trails and 16.6 miles of bike trails. All trails in the park are also open to pet owners to walk their dogs on leash. For more information visit: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/pages/almadenpark.aspxShow more
#6 - Mount Umunhum Trail via Woods Trail
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 16 mi • Est. 8 h 25 m
#7 - Hacienda and Virl O Norton Loop
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
The park includes over 37 miles of hiking trails, including 30 miles of equestrian trails and 16.6 miles of bike trails. All trails in the park are also open to pet owners to walk their dogs on leash. For more information visit: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/pages/almadenpark.aspxShow more
#8 - Prospect #3 to Mine Hill Trail Loop
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
#9 - English Camp Loop
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
The park includes over 37 miles of hiking trails, including 30 miles of equestrian trails and 16.6 miles of bike trails. All trails in the park are also open to pet owners to walk their dogs on leash. For more information visit: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/pages/almadenpark.aspxShow more
#10 - New Almaden Trail
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Length: 14.2 mi • Est. 6 h 42 m
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