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Passing the sites of mine shafts and tunnels on the wooded east side of Los Capitancillos Ridge this trip returns over the Bull Run summit on the Mine Hill Trail.
Almaden Quicksilver County Park: Randol and Mine Hill Trails Loop Professional Review and Guide
"Passing the sites of mine shafts and tunnels on the wooded east side of Los Capitancillos Ridge this trip returns over the Bull Run summit on the Mine Hill Trail."
--Jean Rusmore, Betsy Crowder, & Frances Spangle, South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley (Wilderness Press).
More Almaden Quicksilver County Park: Randol and Mine Hill Trails Loop Professional Reviews and Guides
"Hike to an old quicksilver mining camp"
--Laure Latham, Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area (The Mountaineers Books).
"This is a 10-mile romp around the Capitancillos Ridge, which rises up out of a wealthy urban area south of San Jose. Comprised mostly of smooth fire road, this ride isn’t going to draw on your technical riding abilities too much, but you are guaranteed to get a good workout. The loop can be conveniently shortened and routed to pass many of the historical quicksilver (mercury) mining sights if, say, you’ve got your youngsters along. If you’re looking for a longer ride, you can connect into neighboring Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve for a serious adventure."
--Skye Craft, Mountain Bike! San Francisco and the Bay Area (Menasha Ridge Press).
"Hikers, equestrians, bicyclists and horsecart drivers climb the old wagon road past several New Almaden Mine sites, visit English Town, the former miners’ settlement, and follow Los Capitancillos Ridge to the mine site at its north end. Bicyclists must turn around at the Randol Trail junction or return on the Randol Trail to the Hacienda entrance."
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