Alum Rock Park
This Park is a City of
San Jose park but not
your traditional city park. This park is huge with an abundance
trails and picnicking facilities. Here is a Park map.
Alum Rock Park is your basic
"Box" Canyon. There are trails on both the north and the south
rims of this Canyon Park. My hikes usually start at the
entrance and go up the North rim including the "Todd Quick" trail and
then a hike up to the east end to pick up the trails on the south
The total hike around the park is probably about 2000+ elevation change
approximately 8 miles. Shorter hikes can be taken. There
of restrooms and picnic areas in the canyon floor area.
This park has a rich past
including at one
time a trolley service and mineral baths. The trolley
mostly evident on the west end of the park and the mineral baths are
evident along the creek, on the east end of the park. A must see
families. This park is stroller friendly as well in most parts
canyon floor. Be prepared to walk a couple of miles just to see
floor sights in the picnic areas.
To get to the south entrance follow Alum Rock Ave. north from
the South Park entrance. The Penitencia Creek entrance is also
for the trail enthusiasts. You can get on Penitencia from North Capitol Ave. as well.
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