San Jose, California
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Santa Clara County, San Jose
Almaden Quicksilver has diverse terrains, including oak groves and chaparral. This hike features wildflower potential,
great views, and south San Jose historical points of interest.
Directions From San Jose, Take 85 South, exit at Almaden Expressway, go left off the exit and right onto Almaden Expressway.
Go about four Miles and Turn Right on Almaden Rd. the Hacienda Trailhead is about 3 miles down, on the right side of the Rd
We will start out at the Hacienda Trailhead, and continue on Mine Hill Trail. This takes us to Randol Trail, which then breaks off to Santa Isabel Trail, which ends at the other end of Randol. The hike is very pretty, while also pretty steep at this point. Randol brings us back around to Mine Hill for the other side of our loop. We go to Castillero Trail from Mine Hill, and will our well deserved meeting break at the picnic tables at English Camp Trail. This trail brings us once again to Mine Hill for the last leg of our quicksilver adventure, and back to Hacienda. This is going to take several hours, so prepare for at least five hours.
Before You Go
Dogs are allowed on leash. No smoking. Beware of poison oak, ticks and
other outdoor hazards.
Please read our What to Wear and Bring page for more info.
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