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.

My very first hike ever back in 2009. Starts off gorgeous, then the sun kicks your ass as you trail uphill lol it's a gorgeous hike with a well-earned view. Don't bring your rookie friends in this hike if you plan on making it to the top.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Fun but views are pretty steady

hiking
10 days ago

it a great way to get some fresh air love to run it very challenging beautiful views at top wildlife very open

hiking
1 month ago

Had an AWESOME tine with my family. Great for picnics, games, throwing a football then having a great walk with tons to look at and beautiful surroundings.

Take ~2hours. Beautiful trail with many animals (beware of snakes, though).

1 month ago

Some easy trails. There's a playground, so its kid friendly.