English Camp Trail

Almaden Quicksilver County Park, California

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English Camp Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Santa Clara County, California. It is within Almaden Quicksilver County Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 673 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,065 feet. Along the trail there are trees. Near the end of the trail are an information guidepost, informations, and a picnic site.
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English Camp Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Santa Clara County, California. It is within Almaden Quicksilver County Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 673 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,065 feet. Along the trail there are trees. Near the end of the trail are an information guidepost, informations, and a picnic site. This trail connects with the following: Castillero Trail, Mine Hill Trail and Deep Gulch Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Distance: 1.2
Elevation Gain: 1,065 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 673 feet
Top Elevation: 1,395 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to English Camp Trail
Parks: Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Elevation Min/Max: 673/1395 ft
Elevation Start/End: 673/673 ft

English Camp Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The remnants of a historic mining camp, where the families of men excavating valuable ores from the steep hills once abided, is at the apex of this loop. Mercury, called quicksilver, drew miners from around the world to the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine. For more than 135 years, from the time of Mexican rule in California to 1976, the rock containing quicksilver, called cinnabar, was extracted from these hills. Used to process gold and silver ore, the mine produced more than eighty three million pounds of mercury during its long history, according to park literature. The loop to English Camp, one of several camps established in the hills during the mine’s long life, follows wide gently graded mining roads through scenic landscapes with great views."

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May 2018