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Alum Rock Park

16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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Very nice old park

Nice place to hike,bike ride, picnic or play, but unfortunately San Jose's oldest park is showing... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
metrippen
A semi-wiilderness City Park!

A lot to explore with trails that go throughout the Canyon and an Open Sapce Preserve (Santa Clara... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Derek N
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Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
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"nature center"
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"mineral springs"
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"picnic grounds"
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"visitor center"
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"great place to hike"
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"hiking trails"
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"head home"
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"inspiration point"
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"favorite hike"
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"great hiking"
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"mountain lion"
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"santa clara valley"
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nice place to hike,bike ride, picnic or play, but unfortunately San Jose's oldest park is showing its age. It was in dire need of maintenance even before the big storms of 2016/17 and more so now.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

A lot to explore with trails that go throughout the Canyon and an Open Sapce Preserve (Santa Clara Valley Open Sapce Authority) above the city park. Great place to picnic with tables and BBQ grills. A tot lot and play area make it family friendly...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Very nice park I like the area I usually there for a walk and take my kids as well love this area. Good location

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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Kind of a mess Right now due to the heavy rain this season. The park has great potential. Unfortunately I drove to the last to parking lot paid $6 to park. Only to realize that most of the trail was closed. This park is plenty...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

It is an excellent place to hike. Lot of nature. Plenty of flora and fauna. Ample parking spaces. Overall great place to hike over a weekend morning.

Thank karthick2015
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Rode bikes from Fremont to Alum Rock park. The park offers nice trails for mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking. For roadies there are many options for challenging climbs and quick descents. It s best to visit during the week because on the weekend it...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Alum Rock Park is a fun place to visit. Located in the foothills, it has many places to visit. Also good for hiking. The Nature Center is a good place to take young (and not so young) children.

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

I was looking forward to having a quick stroll in the park but the roads through the park area were inexplicably closed and so I just had a walk around the lower edges of the park. Next time I'll leave more time to hike up.

Thank moot
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a lovely park for a couple of hours or an afternoon. The paths are nicely maintained, and easy to follow. We wandered among the trees along the creek, past the Youth Science Institute, and discovered some of the stone grottos where natural springs...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Regular spot for a hike / walk. Interesting nature center with some owls to visit, maybe a stuffed bobcat or two.

Thank R H
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Kate S
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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
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