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.

hiking
13 days ago

It’s a nice shaded trail that follows the creek. The creek has fish and leads up to mineral springs. We saw deer and hawks along the way!

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

Super fun single track when Penitencia Creek trail turns into South Rim trail. A little too much pavement and can be crowded along Penitencia Creek trail. Some of that can be avoided by taking the North Rim trail and connecting to South Rim.