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A steady climb to the slopes of Mt. Umunhum takes you through lands once trod by miners searching for gold.
Almaden Quicksilver County Park Professional Review and Guide
"A steady climb to the slopes of Mt. Umunhum takes you through lands once trod by miners searching for gold."
--Jane Huber, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco (Menasha Ridge Press).
More Almaden Quicksilver County Park Professional Reviews and Guides
"From the heights of the park’s southeastern ridge above Alamitos Creek look across to other Santa Clara County parklands."
--Jean Rusmore, Betsy Crowder, & Frances Spangle, South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley (Wilderness Press).
"If you prefer your history laced with fresh air, Almaden Quicksilver is an ideal hiking destination. This nearly 4,000-acre park, a former mercury mine, hosts trails that wind past mining artifacts, shuttered shafts, and former settlements. In addition to the mining remnants, there are plenty of natural wonders here— scads of wildflowers, gorgeous oaks scattered in grassland, and a healthy animal population."
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