New Almaden Trail

Almaden Quicksilver County Park, California

Elevation Gain2,998ft
Trailhead Elevation528ft
Elevation Min/Max492/826ft
Elevation Start/End528/528ft

New Almaden Trail

New Almaden Trail is a hiking trail in San José, California. It is within Almaden Quicksilver County Park. It is 5.6 miles long and begins at 528 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,998 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking, restrooms, and an information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: Webb Canyon Trail, Cinnabar Trail, Prospect #3 Trail, Buena Vista Trail, Mine Hill Trail and Hacienda Trail.

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Hiking Through History San Francisco Bay Area (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"The remnants of the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine, which delved into one of California’s most famous and productive ore bodies, are showcased along this long loop." Read more

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I love all the trails here. It is a beautiful hike. I highly recommend it to people who want to hike and get a good work out.

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Trail Information

Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Nearby City
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Skill Level
Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department, 298 Garden Hill Dr., Los Gatos, CA 95032-7699; (408) 355-2200;
Local Contacts
USGS Santa Teresa Hills; Santa Clara County Park brochure and map available at trailhead and at; Historic Trail map and interpretive guide available at trailhead and at Brochure-Sm.pdf
Local Maps

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Dec 2018