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Alum Rock Park

16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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A great park for hiking and biking

This park is local to me, and the place I go for a quick ride. As soon as I enter the park I am... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
SJtravellers
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San Jose CA
Nice park with a variety of trails

Nice park in the East Hills overlooking Silicon Valley. A variety of trails of differing length and... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
41HelenB41
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Seaview, United Kingdom
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Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
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+1 408-259-5477
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

This park is local to me, and the place I go for a quick ride. As soon as I enter the park I am calmed by its atmosphere, which is very laid pack and quiet. It's a few miles up the road to the last...More

Thank SJtravellers
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Nice park in the East Hills overlooking Silicon Valley. A variety of trails of differing length and difficulty. Suitable for walking, cycling and horse-riding. Free parking at the bottom and paying parking further up. Closed on Mondays. No dogs allowed in the park. Download and...More

Thank 41HelenB41
Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you've never been to Alum Rock Park -- DO IT! Even if you're a Santa Cruz Mountain snob -- these hills and trails (while a bit drier and different vegetation) will not disappoint you. Newly made free parking in the first few lots too!...More

1  Thank Kari D
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The front end of the park has the remains of the old public bath house, the hot springs and waters that supplied it are further in the park, and the hillsides get very steep very fast. so one can select the difficulty of ones hike.

1  Thank Norma W
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Alum Rock Park used to be some kind of big time attraction - 100 years ago. Now it's a park in the San Jose foothills that is typically quite hot and dusty. Nice playground in the park, but it gets really crowded on the weekends....More

Thank mustardenglish
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Plenty of long trails to choose from. Mostly dirt though, so don't wear your fancier kicks. Many parking lots placed at different places of the park...some free, some you have to pay. Pretty much no cellular service at most areas, so you won't be able...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 24 August 2016

There are a lot of hikes to choose from. Good place to get a great work out and very scenic. The remains of hot springs bath area is fun to check out.

Thank britepa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I grew up about 2 miles from the entrance to this park, so I might be biased. But after I moved downtown and started bringing my three boys back here for nature hikes, they really loved it more than a lot of other parks in...More

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

what an amazing place - seems to go on forever, too - A LOT to see and do here including mineral springs, climbing and walking trails that are super cool with lots of rock formations and foliage that makes you stop and be amazed at...More

1  Thank CarFunOne
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

For most of the year, the park is very dry. You still see all sorts of animals and there are plenty of trails to go on.

Thank John P
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Kate S
Are there any trails you can walk on with a double stroller/handicapped accessible trails?
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
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