Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Almaden Quicksilver County Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Solid hike, good views, tons of butterflies everywhere

Great Trail. Went a couple months back and loved it. Took my dog here yesterday. Started out great until a cub mountain lion ran onto the trail about 10 yards in front of us. Luckily my dog was leashed, and after a quick 3 second stare off... my dog and I booked it the other way. I was lucky to be only 0.5 miles into the hike. Very terrifying experience and happy we didn’t see the mom mountain lion! Stay safe!!

prefer this to the quicksilver 5 mile loop trail. dense oak forests cover the hillsides. plenty of shade to tackle even on a hot summer day...

beautiful view! well maintained trail. free parking. Not a strenuous hike

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike to get away from the city that is not too far.

Beautiful views, steady elevation, bunch of historical sites - perfect recipe for a great hike!

steep inclines, beautiful scenery and plenty of people along the way

Good hike, plenty of places for parking!

TICKS! Did this hike yesterday, I found 10 ticks on my dog afterwards. That’s the most he’s ever had in almost 9 years, with frequent hiking. The trail is fine, but if you’re going out any time soon consider tick repellent and check yourself and your dogs afterwards.

Loved the more secluded sections of the trail. Amazing hike!

Fun hike to do in the spring time. Lots of green plants. Most of the creeks have dried out, unfortunately. The hike starts off uphill (good workout) and ends mostly downhill. There are a Lot of families on the hike, dogs, and individuals who bike/run the trails. Parking was free.

First time doing this part of Quicksilver. Definitely enjoyed it and will come back to complete the entire 10 mile loop

backpacking
4 months ago

Wonderful

Nice loop with lots of deer and birds. 2 historic sites. Nice hike on a cool day.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice moderate trail with elevations and shady areas. Lots of different trail options to make your hike as short or long as you prefer. Dogs on leash allowed, most people are friendly.

Woods trail is a nice entrance to explore this part of Quicksilver without the steep walls you find off of New Almaden or Mockingbird entrance. The trail shown is NOT 10 miles as noted in the description. Another reviewer estimated 2.7, which is more realistic. You can expand this trail by doing a loop around Mine Hill and Castillero. Gorgeous views and the trails have been recently graded and cleaned as part of a park maintenance plan.

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.

on English Camp Loop

hiking
8 months ago

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

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
10 months ago

easier up and down than other quicksilver trails with pleasant forest on the way down. Much of it is in shade. Dont forget to see the display of mining equipment at the bottom between the two trailheads.
Highly recommended to take the map at the trailhead. It has much better detail and matches up with the signs posted along the trail

10 months ago

Where I began I parked in a neighborhood and walked to the entrance. Kind of stumbled on this trail with my dog and kept going up. It was a decent climb but not too strenuous. Lots of options to circle back if you feel you've had enough of the climb. Friendly people and good shade in some parts.

It is poorly titled... this is Mockingbird Hill... Hacienda would be farther south in AQ.

Nice trail, deviated from track on return leg of the loop and stayed on Mine Hill Trail, unintentionally. Saw plenty of wildlife, trails are well marked and maintained. Worth a visit.

Nice hike. Was pleasantly surprised by the overlooks. Nice parking spaces. The drive there itself is very good.

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.

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.

Great hike with some good elevation and views. Part of Hacienda Trail is closed due to washouts, so we returned by another trail.

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