Alum Rock Park

San Jose, California 95127

Alum Rock Park

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A canyon and a creek where remnants of Victorian spa days linger"

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Bay Area Ridge Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Equestrians (Wilderness Press)
Jean Rusmore
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"Climb to a secluded valley surmounted by a high, rounded hill on the east side of the Santa Clara Valley for a bird’s-eye view of nearby San Jose that expands to include all the South Bay and the Peninsula. The trail winds up a southwest-facing, grassy hillside, gaining about 1000 feet in elevation. This round-trip is best done with an early start on cool spring days or midday in winter when skies are clear after rains."

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Trail Information

San Jose
Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2–3 hours
Spring, Fall, and Winter
USGS Calaveras Reservoir
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