Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Mine Trail New Almaden Trail

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Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Mine Trail New Almaden Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,515 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

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nature trips

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bird watching

running

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wild flowers

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4 months ago

It starts from a residential area, you can park your car anywhere in the street. There were a lot of families with kids starting the trail, but normally pick shorter trails since it’s easier for them. It’s a long beautiful dry loop and if you take it easy it takes around 3.5 hours. It gets even prettier on the way back when you hit prospect trail #3. The path gets narrow and very green. Lots of lizards, and saw a tiny snake.

I took this 16 mile trail in early April. It was carpeted with wild flowers, very nice and well kept trails, mostly easy but steep in some places and excellent for cardio. Some stretches near to trail heads were obviously more crowded. Overall difficulty was moderate.

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7 months ago

New Almaden Trail is pretty dry after the rains. Flowers: coastal toothwort, coast manroot (wild cucumber). Much mud on fire roads out of McAbee.

7 months ago

Great rainy day hike with lots of great waterfalls coming off mountain. Nice views high up above reservoir!

7 months ago

Take Senador tr. to Guadeloupe tr. to Mine Hill trail. At Prospect trail the fun begins. This is a classic downhill single track through some of the prettiest oak forest around. Gentle grade and switchbacks make it easy on old knees. In .8 mi it joins New Almaden Tr. This is a gorgeous single track through some of the best old oak forest I’ve seen. It also has very gentle grades as it traverses across the hills. Few people also. Must do.

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8 months ago

Definitely moderate. I took a few wrong turns and made it 10.1 miles. The Prospect trail is a fun single track trail where you feel like your out in the wild

9 months ago

Seemingly endless combinations of hike-able units... I’m biased but not sure there is a better mix of loop options for 2-5+ hikes.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Love this trail. Views of Almaden Valley are breathtaking. Is challenging without being overwhelming.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Early wildflowers. Fun hike!

Friday, August 04, 2017

Nice hiking. Bring a lot of water when hot. Probably mud and slippery when wet weather.

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