Wood Road, Castillero Trail, Mine Trail Loop

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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Wood Road, Castillero Trail, Mine Trail Loop is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Almaden, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Length4.9 miElevation gain784 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingrunningViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Carly Elisa
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Hiking

Really quiet given it was a Sunday afternoon and the first weekend of the new year. I expected to see more people on the trail. It’s a nice 5 mile loop with shaded and exposed parts. Great views, and not too many hills. It was cool to stumble across various mine entrances and historical mining landmarks. I found I needed to review the map a few times since there are quiet a few trail junctions.

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Tara Garneau
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Hiking

Big parking lot and easy to follow trail. There were some really nice views and only one steep portion. Trails were wide enough that it was easy to keep safe Covid distancing. It really felt like you were in nature as soon as you left the parking lot.

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Steffen Irmscher
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Road biking

Very nice easy and pleasant.

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Rachel Watsky
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RunningMuddy

Really pretty, great views throughout. Some hills but much easier than Alum Rock.

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Steve Zamora
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Hiking Family
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Great

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Hiking Family
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Great

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Hiking Family
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Hiking

It’s perfect

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Bruce Mitchell
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Mountain biking
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Austin Barket
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Eyal Shahar
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Amir B
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Kevin Frerking
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Hiking

Beautiful panoramic views of Mt. Um, the bay, and all the way down to Morgan Hill. Moderate elevation change. The trail is very wide and easy/safe to pass by people. The trail also has great historical spots from the old quicksilver mining settlement. One of my favorites in the South Bay .

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Alexander Limon
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Hiking

amazing highly recommended. :)

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Neal Weinstein
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Asia Kang
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Hiking

Great hike! First part is very hot and sunny, last half is very cool and shaded. Whole hike is beautiful! Bring water and a friend!

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Nickolas Fortino
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Ken C
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Hiking

Nice wide trail with some good mountain and valley views. Can also see some old mining facilities. First part of the trail is mostly unshaded, so it can get really hot, though the loop portion is well-shaded. Unfortunately also had too many annoying flies that buzz around you.

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Neal Weinstein
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Michael Cavallo
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Bird watching

Wide trail (road), not many pesky bugs though there was a little breeze that day. Mtn bikers, but trail wide enough for everyone, it wasn’t an issue. I’d go again.

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Laura Johnson
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Hiking

Great trail. Wide paths for adequate distancing.

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Mohammad Izadi
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Hiking

moderate for power wheelchair hiking. Some steep parts, but I made it with my power wheelchair. Great view and wide trail. #power_wheelchair_hiking

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Refugio Gonzalez Ponce
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Hiking

Ran this trail. If you’re looking for an easier elevation change, go clockwise as you enter the mill area. Otherwise head straight and you can really feel the burn and you gain elevation fairly quickly. Good hike, decent amount of shade.

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Kim Vine
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Beautiful flowers coming to bloom with BREATHTAKING views of the valley! You will find a Cool abandoned mill, for a brief history lesson ;)

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Austin Tamayo
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Hiking

Easy going hike with cool abandoned building

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Kathleen Amaral
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HikingBugs

The trail was fairly easy to hike and was pretty wide. Great time to go in the morning where there aren’t a lot of people on it. They did have several ticks. Those that went with me didn’t get any but the dog had about six on her when she got into the car.

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AllTrails Carrie
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Jacqlene S
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Hiking

Easy hike, great for new hikers, children, or people with dogs. Passed a lot of mountain bikers too. Not a lot of shade so might be very hot in the summer. Lots of parking at the start of the Access Trail.

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Kimberly Richards
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Hiking

Creds: AllTrails Pro for accurate real-time off line GPS location and mileage tracking. ~6.5 mi. ~1,000’ El Gain. Little longer since great detours Went Wednesday afternoon 2 January 2018, ~2:pm. Parking free. Fire roads/ trails in excellent condition. Saw playful Bobcat . Bobcat Walked ahead on fire road, stopped and did roles multiple times. Lots to see aside from gorgeous views; old mine entrance, historic mining town and cemetery.

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Kelly Howard
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lots of shade on Mine Hill. my 10 & 8 yr old managed well and this is about their limit. there definitely is some incline. would do again.

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