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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.

Great views, nice running trails

6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

New Almaden Trail is beautiful and shady unlike most of the trails - 6 bridges and a tiny waterfall. Not as busy as some of the trails. Bring lots of water. Great hidden gem.

Nice uphills and downs. Trail was quite busy by late morning. But you can see why -- beautiful spot, lots of area to explore. Plan your route in advance and watch for the sign posts. We took a few wrong turns, but loved the single track trails we found. Will definitely go back to explore more!

hiking
13 days ago

Moderately challenging at some points. Well shaded in many areas. Found a few geocaches. Beautiful vegetation. Family friendly - our kids are 6 and 8. I may not recommend under 5 for kids (unless you are carrying them) as there are a couple steep climbs. Very scenic.

trail running
15 days ago

This trail is my staple for OCR training. I'll usually go out for 1-3 laps.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
20 days ago