Buena Vista Trail to Virl O Norton Trail Loop

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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Buena Vista Trail to Virl O Norton Trail Loop is a 4.6 mile loop trail located near New Almaden, California that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.6 miElevation gain849 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingrunningForestViews
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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

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Jason Wong
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Finally got out here to run this trail. A lot more intense than I remember hiking it, but I had fun. Much needed elevation gain.

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Jason Wong
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Really nice and clean trail. Great for running. I’ll be back for a run.

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C Sierra
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Ewout van Bekkum
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Kitty Wong
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Hiking

Hidden Gem in San Jose. 50% shade and sun. It is a little rocky in the 1/4 at the beginning. Nice view of the city along the trail.

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Sash Mullins
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Hiking

I started on the left and went clockwise up this trail. I didn’t pass/see anyone else doing this. Likely because you ascent all 900 feet immediately in one steep stretch. I prefer this- but just be aware of the poison you’re picking.

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Ken C
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Well shaded and good views of San Jose. A bit rocky in some parts so watch your step. Dog friendly, no issues with bugs.

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Pamela L
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Danny TriTan Nguyen
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Hiking

Nice trail, mixed of hills and flat trail.. View of Almaden Valley and Blossom Hill at top. Go early so there is less people.

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Melissa Anastole
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Avoids the big hill!!

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Jovi D
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Nageen Bibi
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Very nice and peaceful atmosphere. I saw a flyer saying you may see snakes, I was a little put off by that but I think it is a rare occurrence so don’t worry too much if you see it! Highly recommend for a quick get-away :)

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Rachel Tan
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Peter Quach
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Sandra T
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Abby Wu
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Emily Hindenes
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Rohini Das
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Pete Nusbaum
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Spencer Todd
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Srikanth PS
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Suman K
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Leszek Bialy
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Srivatsan Sundararajan
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xiang dajun
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Diego Jimenez
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Srikanth PS
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Selma Pesola
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Cora Torton
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Timm Borden
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