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3 Best Hiking Trails in San Jose, CA

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

ALMADEN QUICKSILVER PARK

21785 Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95120 DIRECTIONS

Since 1847

Here’s The Deal:
Almaden Quicksilver Park is spectacular in natural diversity and a landmark of California history. The spot has been 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. A variety of picnic tables are located next to the park trails, and horse water troughs can be found in a few places. 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.

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

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ALUM ROCK PARK

15350 Penitencia Creek Road, San Jose, CA 95127 DIRECTIONS

Since 1872

Here’s The Deal:
Alum Rock Park is a well-established hiking trail in San Jose. It is one of the oldest municipal parks in California. It covers 720 acres of natural, rugged beauty, which has many outdoor leisure activities, including hiking. The park affords various school programs for kids and other classes and holds a summer camp during June, July, and August months. The creek in the park will be fun, and visitors can take a small boat made of twigs and leaves for a trip on the river that will delight children. Overnight camping for youth groups is allowed with a reservation in the Rustic Lands and Live Oak areas with additional fees. There are about 13 miles of trails, including 6 miles of horse trails and 3 miles of bike trails. Alum Rock Park has water and bathroom facilities.

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

Price: $6 parking lots located throughout the park
$10 parking on holidays

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SANTA TERESA COUNTY PARK

260 Bernal Road, San Jose, CA 95119 DIRECTIONS

Here’s The Deal:
Santa Teresa County Park is situated at Santa Teresa Hill's southern end. The park has spectacular views from more than 17 miles of trails over the Almaden and Santa Clara Valleys for equestrian, hiking, and cycling use. It is a 1,673-acre park that is rich in history. The park's secluded upland valleys provide a peaceful interlude to explore the natural environment just minutes away from the surrounding areas. The county park has several opportunities for leisure, such as Golf Club and clubhouse. It also features 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 are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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