Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose

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Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a 4,163 acres park that includes the grounds of former mercury mines adjacent to south San Jose, California, USA. The park's elevation varies greatly: the most used entrances are less than 600 feet above sea level, while the highest point in the park is over 1,700 feet above sea level.
The park is owned by the County of Santa Clara and managed by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. Its grounds include the Guadalupe Reservoir and features sweeping views of San Jose. Adjacent to the park is the Almaden Reservoir. The Casa Grande Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum is located in nearby New Almaden. The park is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, which were named after the mercury mine in Almadén, Spain, and produced mercury that was used to process ore during the Gold Rush.
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  • Hiking the Almaden Quicksilver Park is an amazing experience with more than 33 miles of trails for every level of hiker. You can really get a workout while enjoying one of the South Bays best park tra...  more »
  • Amazing hiking and walking trails. Beautiful wild life. Astonishing views. The trails are wide and offer ports potty’s at the beginning of the trail. They have maps offered so you can pick the best wa...  more »
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  • Fascinating landscape with great historic interest. Quicksilver mining here was highly prosperous and extensive. Lots of information available at the museum. Trails vary in degree of difficulty, but the area is a great little wilderness park in easy reach of the city, It is a beautiful park for walking & running the trails It is conveniently located & has great history tomitvas well Lots of bird life & water too. All lead to the reservoir
  • Beautiful park with hints of history sprinkled across the park. There are a few trails to choose from. I have only gone there once and only did a short trail but enjoyed it and plan on going back. Looking at the map I get the sense of the park being almost like a labyrinth where certain trails lead to dead ends. I would say a great place to get lost in history.

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