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New Almaden Quicksilver Mine

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Address: Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95120
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Eleven miles south of San Jose, a marker now commemorates this historic...

Eleven miles south of San Jose, a marker now commemorates this historic spot.

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Fun and informative hiking

This a fantastic place to walk, though it can involve some steep hills. The remains of the mercury processing plant provide a fascinating look at one aspect of local history. You... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Alamosa, Colorado
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Alamosa, Colorado
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This a fantastic place to walk, though it can involve some steep hills. The remains of the mercury processing plant provide a fascinating look at one aspect of local history. You can bring your dog on a leash, and you don't have to travel far from San Jose to enjoy rambling here. Note the old cemetery and crumbling worker homes.

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Gilroy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a large park with some steep hiking trails that is a microcosm of early California, as one of the biggest early industries, it helped accelerate the gold rush

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Almaden Quicksilver offers alot of nice hiking and good trail running options if you live in the south bay area. Bring a hat, most of the trails do not offer much shade, also keep in mind that many places in this park lose cell service, even though you are really only a few miles out of town.

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Really enjoy going to quicksilver for a fun and great hike. There are many different levels of hikes for all people.

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Thank LeanneLangan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Quicksilver is the old term for mercury, which was used extensively to extract silver and gold from ore. New Almaden supplied the Gold Rush. The building has exceptionally fine Victorian furniture, donated by Daughters of the American Revolution. When I visit a museum like this, I usually collar a docent and ask questions, rather than read exhibits. The one we... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Very nice hiking trails. Moderate level trails. Beautiful and serene, even on a busy weekend morning. In South San Jose.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We really enjoy going there every weekend! It had amazing views, and they keep on changing every time!!

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Visit the mine after touring the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum inside the Casa Grande. It's so well done, informative and hands on. The history of many cultures and peoples is represented here: Ohlone, Chinese, Mexican, and English to name a few. Their history and ours are united by the mercury bearing red rock. Admission is free! Ships from around... More 

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