Best Hiking Trails in San Jose

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in San Jose, California. All of our hiking trails face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


15350 Penitencia Creek Road, San Jose, CA 95127 Directions

Since 1872

Alum Rock Park, established in 1872, is one of the oldest municipal parks in California. The 720 acres of natural, rugged beauty in the park provides many outdoor leisure activities, including hiking. The park affords a variety of school programs for kids and other classes and holds a summer camp during June, July, and August months. The park's beautiful areas need more walking and descending the hillside down to the ridge trail. The creek is fun and can take a small boat made of twigs and leaves for a trip on the river that will delight children. There are about 13 miles of trails, including 6 miles of horse trails and 3 miles of bike trails. Water and bathrooms are available.

Occasional Camping, Lawns, Playgrounds, Trail Running, Nature Trips, Barbecue Pits, Walking Views, Sand Volleyball Pits, Mineral Springs, Water, Woodlands, Creek Play Opportunities, Lush Plant Life, Visitor Center, Birding, Small Museum/Animal Rehab Facility, Horseback Riding, Family and Group Picnicking, Restrooms & Bicycling


Mon - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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21785 Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95120 Directions

Since 1847

Almaden Quicksilver Park has mining operations for over 135 years. The park spans 4,163 acres and occupies a portion of Capitancillos Mountain. It has more than 37 miles of hiking trails in the park, including 30 miles of equestrian trails and 16.6 miles of bike trails. All the park trails are also open to pet owners walking their dogs on leash. The park features one of the region's most impressive wildflower displays. With over 4,000 acres of land, the park attracts all kinds of hikers and outdoor lovers. Nature walks and history tours are available on request.

Fishing, Historic Site, Interpretive Program, Picnicking, Activities, Dogs on Leash, Bicycling, Mining Sites, Birds Hill, Equestrian Trails, Mountain Lion, Walking, Mile Loop, Mocking, Programs & Picnic Tables


Mon - Sun 8:00 am - Sunset

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Bernal Road, San Jose, CA 95120 Directions

Santa Teresa County Park is situated at Santa Teresa Hills ' southern end. The park provides spectacular views from its more than 17 miles of trails over the Almaden and Santa Clara Valleys for equestrian, hiking, and cycling use. The park's secluded upland valleys provide a peaceful interlude to explore the natural environment just minutes away from the developing surrounding areas. The county park offers several opportunities for leisure. It provides an 18-hole championship course, and a three-course nine-hole/par. It includes more than 170 vehicles and an equestrian staging area. Picnic tables can be found on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mountain Biking, Golf Course, Interpretive Program, Facilities and Activities Park Signs, Trees, Historic Site, Tables, Picnicking, Reservable Group Picnics, Volleyball, Dogs on Leash, Horseshoe Pit, Walking, Nature Trail & School Tours


Open 24 Hours

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