Explore the most popular trails near San Jose with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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walking
1 day ago

South of Metcalf road, only saw a dozen or so people, was a nice walk in the sunshine!

easy trail along the creek. signs could be better

Great trail.

It was a nice day hiking. We had a good day and it was a big fun. This trail is good for any age to try. Have fun and be safe to anyone plan to go hike there. Don’t forget bringing water bottles.

Beautiful and excellent trail run

Chill route, less of a hike (only 1 mile is hiking) and more of a walk in a park

hiking
4 days ago

Love the historical aspect of Almaden Quicksilver County Park! Very interesting past as a mercury mining operation with structures, mining equipment and mine tailings to view on your hike. We started from the trailhead at New Almaden and it was a little steep going up for about a mile after you leave the parking lot. There was fog when we first arrived and it's a very heavily trafficked park but I definitely want to go back and explore more of the trails. I was pleasantly suprised with this "city" park.

Beautiful trail and managed well with a baby in the stroller and a toddler on foot. Also had my mom who uses a cane with me. Will be back!

I can't believe this isn't reviewed more. Perhaps it's because I'm not from around here, but the hilly views really surprised me with how attractive they were. You also get near-immediate payoff here with great views of the city on your way up.

Swaths of this one are probably best as bike trails, but I wasn't bored at all on a solo hike through the drearier paths. This is also a good "build-a-hike" area; I tacked on the loop to the southeast by accident and liked the change of scenery.

Challenging, serene, not too busy.

hiking
7 days ago

A fine view or two, but this one leans heavily on the "family friendly" side; tons of traffic, paved and flat. Would make for a quality & safe trail run, but I like a little more adventure than this.

The trail was closed after 0.8 miles as of 01-14-18.

Great trail for late morning walks. Beautiful scenary. Nice altitude. Just the right kind of short family friendly hike. Kids loved it.

Parked at rustic lands (free) and took the Penitencia creek trail east through the valley floor. Then we started on the north rim trailhead as indicated on this map. When you get to Eagle rock, look out for great views of circling hawks and turkey vultures. This actually ended up being a nice scenic loop because you can get back to rustic lands easily from Eagle rock (no need to backtrack to the trailhead).

Love this trail.

hiking
11 days ago

Loved this trail!

Spectacular city views ...

Was a great trail to take our daughter. Nice little hills and a good hike to the river.

on Quicksilver Trail

20 days ago

Great trail with plenty of shade. Just watch out for parking for it is very limited since it’s in a neighborhood.

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