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Alum Rock Park

16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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Beautiful Local park for picnics and hiking

I usually stay on the west part of Silicon Valley and recently stumbled over to Alum Rock Park for... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2016
San Jose, California
My favorite hike !

You have 3 great Hikes. Eagle Rock, The normal trail and then the long trail over the back of the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2016
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Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
+1 408-259-5477
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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 2 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
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Good place for geocaching. Reception ok. Many trails have been made to choose any direction. Beware of poision ivy and wear comfortable shoes

1  Thank Marissa C
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Nice open space but i didn't find anything interesting that I would like to go there again. If you are in the area and need some open space for walk / run / hike then maybe. You can find street parking in neighboring streets.

1  Thank Food_Snob_tiger
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We spent an afternoon walking the length of this park and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Beautiful, peaceful and not super crowded. You can stay on the main walkways or hike up the more challenging trails. Views are spectacular. There is a visitor center and aviary...More

1  Thank gaylemholden
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Some ascents are pretty steep, but this old park is full of wild life and spectacular views. If you enjoy mountains, this place will satisfy.

Thank Scuffy13
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely stroll through this quaint park. Nice playground, great picnic areas that you can reserve. The trail we took from around the Visitors area was nice but paved most of the way so it wasn't a deep nature hike but the surrounding scenery was lovely....More

Thank ohdonnaoh
Reviewed 22 August 2015

First, the negatives. Go to the park website (http://www.sanjoseca.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Alum-Rock-Park-176) before you make the trip. I just assumed that parks were generally open from sunrise to sunset, as seems the usual custom where I live. However, this park is closed every Monday (the first day I...More

3  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We took a nice hike around the springs. Several were still running and others were dried up from the drought. We went into the education center and learned about the local fauna. It is a very popular park.

Thank Rosemarina
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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