Almaden Quicksilver County Park - Things to Know Before Visiting
21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120, USA
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About Almaden Quicksilver 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.
Attractions Near Almaden Quicksilver 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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
This 354-acre urban park is located in the heart of Santa Clara County's regional park system with the Coyote Creek meandering through the center. It is home to Hellyer Park Velodrome and Cottonwood Lake. Other recreational opportunities at the park include picnicking, hiking, fishing, biking, and a playground.
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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.