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Alum Rock Park

16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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Nature and history all in one. Spring is best for less dry grass.

The oldest city park in the state with lots of history, crowded during the holiday picnic season so... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Judy M
San Jose, California
It's too dry right now... Ok for a little hike

Been going since I was a small child. Still just too dry right now and needs rain. There is not... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
pamela R
San Jose, California
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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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“hot springs” (5 reviews)
“nature center” (4 reviews)
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16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The oldest city park in the state with lots of history, crowded during the holiday picnic season so early morning is my favorite time to walk.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Been going since I was a small child. Still just too dry right now and needs rain. There is not enough shade so bring a canopy. Also watch out for bees in certain parts

Thank pamela R
Reviewed 15 June 2016

If you've never been here before, your missing out on a great place to spend your Sunday's. There's lots of things to do here. Great for kids !

2  Thank Tom S
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Just a short hop from the train station and nothing much to see except a lot of rocks. Why did I rate it good? There is a lot of history in them stones and the park itself is nice and quite. Easy access by a...More

Thank Rayme_525
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This park has quite a unique history. If you are a history buff you might find it fascinating. There are a few ruins of the mineral baths that used to exist over 100 years ago and people got here by train. Alum Rock Road no...More

Thank GrannyGo55
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

There is a free parking lot just inside the park near the Penitencia Creek trail. It was full so I drive past the unmanned booth and drive through the park. It is gorgeous with a lot of trees and dirt paths. Parking there is $6...More

Thank visited49
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is a special place with lots of hiking (or running) trails. Large grassy area with picnic tables great for families. Enjoy this historic park and its beauty.

Thank transplantedNYer
Reviewed 2 April 2016

I usually stay on the west part of Silicon Valley and recently stumbled over to Alum Rock Park for a hike. It is now one of my FAVORITE spots for a short hike and picnic. It is great for kids of all ages, and adults...More

2  Thank KCV123
Reviewed 1 April 2016

You have 3 great Hikes. Eagle Rock, The normal trail and then the long trail over the back of the park. The hike can go from 1 hour to 4 hours depending on the trail you take,

Thank GLopez95113
Reviewed 14 January 2016

It was a pleasant discovery over the weekend. Due to all the rain, the stream has flowing water, it is all very green and very pleasant. They have a lot of trails of varying distance which is convenient especially if you are training for something....More

Thank LakshmiRaghu
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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