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Calero County Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

23205 McKean Rd, San Jose, CA 95120, USA

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About Calero County Park

This majestic 4,471 acre park is nestled in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Two distinct areas define this park: Calero reservoir, which offers a host of water-oriented recreational activities, and the adjoining "back country" which reveals to the visitor California Oak woodland, chaparral, riparian plant communities and associated wildlife habitats.The back country offers 18.9 miles of trails available to hikers and equestrians.

Attractions Near Calero County Park

Santa Teresa County Park
Santa Teresa County Park4.7km from Calero County Park

Santa Teresa County Park is an 1,674-acre park in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of San Jose. It is rich in history, offers spectacular views from its trails above the Almaden and Santa Clara Valleys. The secluded upland valleys of the park provide a quiet interlude for exploring the natural environment minutes away from the surrounding developed areas.The park offers over 17 miles of unpaved trails for equestrian, hiking and bicycle use.

New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum
New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum5.1km from Calero County Park

New Almaden, is a historic community and former mercury mine in the Capitancillos Hills of San Jose, California. It presents visitors with an interesting array of exhibits about the history of mercury mining and the lifestyles of mining communities. A mine diorama duplicates the interior of a mine shaft, giving visitors a feel for working underground. Other exhibits explain the changing technology of how the liquid mercury was extracted from mined cinnabar ore.

Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Almaden Quicksilver County Park7.89km from Calero County Park

4,163 acres (17 km²) park that includes the grounds of former mercury ("quicksilver") mines. The park is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, which were named after the mercury mine in (old) Almadén, Spain, and produced mercury that was used to process ore during the Gold Rush.

Anderson Lake County Park
Anderson Lake County Park11.75km from Calero County Park

This is an artificial lake in Morgan Hill, located in southern Santa Clara County The 4,275 acre Anderson Park also features the Coyote Creek Parkway multiple use trails, the Jackson Ranch historic park site, the Moses L. Rosendin Park, and the Burnett Park area. It provides limited fishing, picnicking, and hiking activities. Although swimming is prohibited, boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing are permitted in the reservoir.

Almaden Lake Park
Almaden Lake Park12.11km from Calero County Park

A beautiful lake located in the heart of San Jose and is surrounded by wildlife and beautiful hiking trails. You can enjoy activities that include hiking, jogging, and cycling along 30 acres of lake and 65 acres of land. It will be a pleasure visiting this place .

Mount Umunhum
Mount Umunhum12.22km from Calero County Park

This is one of the highest peaks in the Santa Cruz Mountains at an elevation of 3,486 feet and It is the fourth-highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains, after Loma Prieta, Crystal Peak, and Mt. Chual. Most of the mountain is located within the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. With 26 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, dog walking, biking and horseback riding, the varied landscape offers visitors views of serpentine grasslands, rocky and steep chaparral, dense stands of bay trees.

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Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County is an economic center for high technology and has the third highest GDP per capita in the world. The county's concentration of wealth, primarily due to the tech industry, has made it the most affluent county on the West Coast of the United States and one of the most affluent places in America.