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Alum Rock Park

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A look into the past

This park was THE place to be in San Jose for many years. There are hidden leftovers from the time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Galen G
Modesto, California
Great Place to Enjoy with Family!!!!

Located very close to Milpitas. Great park to spend a day with family and kids....my kid loved the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
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16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park was THE place to be in San Jose for many years. There are hidden leftovers from the time when Alum Rock was the boardwalk of the area. The mineral springs are fascinating and stinky. There is plenty of picnic grounds, and it is...More

Thank Galen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located very close to Milpitas. Great park to spend a day with family and kids....my kid loved the eagle and spider stone statues!! Please carry your own food/snacks if you are planning for a picnic. Also go for hiking on the eagle hill and u...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still great trails and very nice views of downtown San Jose. Another Icon of San Jose. Great for riding a bike to. Nice and peaceful. Good weather all year round. Yours truly Mike Ornelas.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have spent many a summer afternoon picnicing in the park. Great place for couples, families or large groups.

Thank Stefani1220
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic park is a wealth of beautiful scenery and pleasant trails, often along a creek. At the turn of the century into the 1930s the park offered a huge natatorium, zoo and grottoes with mineral water springs. The large buildings are gone giving the...More

Thank bbon2ur
Reviewed 9 July 2018

only about 20-25 min away from the downtown area, great park for hiking, picnic, bbq, relaxing, etc. old remnants of natural springs, shady, and stream with water and small fish is a great place for a family outing. highly recommended. some places were off limits...More

Thank SiliconGuy101
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

one of the nicest parks in San Jose to get away from the crush of Silicon Valley. Lots of friendly wildlife in the area such as deer, foxes turkeys, a wild pig once in a while and of course the occasional mountain lion. Lots of...More

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This park has trails in the open and trails in tree areas. Enjoyable hike with terrific views. Lots of available parking and also had restrooms. We walked the trail with the trees and had a good workout!

Thank Darla H
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting , there is $10 entry which is totally worth. Superb views of San Jose from top and surprisingly restrooms are very clean. Good place to spend some time hiking and even you can BBQ with friends and family. There were lots of...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The park is wonderful and has multiple options for the type of walking or hiking. The trails are well marked and there is plenty of facilities for use. We saw so much wifdlife - deer, hawks, beautiful birds , etc... Enjoy you will love it

Thank AK-reviewer
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Kate S
13 October 2016|
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Response from GrannyGo55 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answers about walking along the road but more areas for stroller are paved at the furthest parking lot. So depending on how far you want to hike and the time of year also makes a difference if you want... More