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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

The park is the site of over 135 years of mining activities with remnants of mining structures throughout the park. All mines and adits have been sealed except for the San Cristobal mine that can be viewed from behind a locked gate. The park covers a total of 4,152 acres with over 34 miles of hiking trails, some of which are shared with equestrians and bicycles.  Wildflowers are abundant in the park in early spring. There is drinkable water at the Hacienda and Mockingbird Hill entrances.


Dogs must be on leash.

Operating Hours

8 a.m. until sunset everyday



Disabled Access

Many of the parks facilities are disability accessible.


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Parking lot at the corner of Almaden Way and Almaden Road

21792-21746 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

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There are three entrances to the park with parking lots at each entrance.   They include: Hicks/Woods Road, Hacienda and Mockingbird Hill.  Please see map to find all entrances.

Contact Info

Phone: 408-268-3883

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There are a lot of trails covering many miles with good views of downtown San Jose and Mt Hamilton. There are also historical ruins to see along with historical information to read. Education along with exercise and natural beauty.
7/4/2011 08:06 PM