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Almaden Quicksilver County Park Mountain Bike Trail

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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Almaden Quicksilver County Park Mountain Bike Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Almaden, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length10.1 miElevation gain1679 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeHistoric site
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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.aspx

Almaden Quicksilver 21785 Almaden Rd. San Jose, CA 95120 (408) 268-3883 parkinfo@prk.sccgov.org Senior Park Ranger: Bill Burr 408.355.3452 bill.burr@prk.sccgov.org Senior Park Maintenance Worker: Dan Hill 408.355.3738 dan.hill@prk.sccgov.org

Almaden Quicksilver County Park is located in south San Jose, in the town of New Almaden. You can reach the park office at (408) 268-3883. You can reach the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum at (408) 323-1107. The park may be accessed from three areas. The Mockingbird Hill entrance is accessed off Mockingbird Hill Lane. This entrance is accessible to all users, including bicyclists. From Highway 85, take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden Road. Proceed .5 miles on Almaden Road to Mockingbird Hill Lane, turn right and continue .4 miles to the parking area. The Wood Road entrance is accessed off Wood Road. From Hwy. 85 take the Camden Avenue exit south. Turn right on Hicks Road and follow for 6 miles. At the intersection of Wood Road and Hicks Road, turn left into the staging area. The Hacienda entrance is located at the south end of New Almaden. This entrance is accessible to all users, including bicyclists. From Almaden Expressway, proceed 3 miles along Almaden Road through the town of New Almaden to the unpaved staging area on the right.

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Sokha Khok
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love it.

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Marc Tognaccini
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Jussi Mantynen
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HikingGreat!
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Alicia Arenas
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Mountain bikingGreat!

Really dry and hot during the summer but the trail is worth it..

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Victoria Pon
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Sherry Eric
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Leslie Karina
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Mike Mucci
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Hiking

We mountain biked. Not sure why we can’t put that down. It was all fire roads. Great views. Good workout.

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Matthew Korpontinos
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Mountain biking

Forgo to stop it after

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Matthew Korpontinos
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Mountain biking

W raddy when his bike tire popped

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Mary Siharath
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Hiking

beautiful scenery! This trail is an easy trail overall.

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Julian Vandersteen
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Mountain bikingRocky

A little rocky on some parts of mine hill and random trail. Watch your speed.

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Julian Vandersteen
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Mountain biking

First ride of the new year after a much needed 2 weeks of rain throughout all of the Bay Area. Grass is green again and trails are moist. Beautiful. Some parts are rocky if you’re mountain biking so ride with caution, but overall most of the trails are smooth and in awesome riding condition.

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Amber Loar
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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!!

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Rutuja Bhalchandra
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Hiking

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

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Donna Gasilan
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Hiking

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

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Wilson Whitten
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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.

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Bill S
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good work out.

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Jim O'Brien
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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.

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

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Tina Engel
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Hiking

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.

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Ameya Mahajan
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Walking

Alameden Quicksilver was a mercury mine. This place has beautiful green cover, some remainents of old mines, school and other things. You can see some deers on you way. You will not have cell phone network if you are T-Mobile at the base/ start-point. ATnT has decent network.

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Brian Rozema
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Hiked counter-clockwise it is a moderate trail with a mostly gradual incline. The opposite direction might be considered difficult for the somewhat steep early incline up to Mine Hill via the Deep Gulch trail. Plenty of shade as well as some exposed parts make it a nice mix. Truly enjoyed this hike on a cool winter day

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Patrice Melson
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I'm not sure where the loop for this hike is but I took another close by. It was beautiful

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Kel Saito
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Hiking

Great loop! Walk alongside Guadalupe Creek, views of the Reservoir going up. Going down on Mine trail had great views of Almaden Valley. This trail was mostly shady in afternoon.

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Trail Blazed
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Hard AF but feels good once You conquer the beast.

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Pete Thompson
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Mountain biking

I just started mountain biking 2 months ago. The incline is definitely a challenge but it's all worth it when you go back down. I only made it up 1 mile next time I'll do better.

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Trail Blazed
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Awesome trail love it down hill runs. High peaks and twists and turns run into a deer and waaaaattt

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Patrice Melson
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Hiking

Kinda steep all at once & go after 2 for shade. But the mine and views. Oh and the the trail gets uncomfortably small for about a mile

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Mike Beyersdoerfer
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Ran 10.94 miles. Challenging but lots of fun. Made one wrong turn but it was easy to get back on track.

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