It's time to visit our neighbors! In the spirit of friendliness and exploration, the supervisors at Alum Rock Park have welcomed our fantastic docents Katherine and Alice in leading a hike through their park! Alum rock is one of the oldest parks in California and is rich in history both natural and cultural.
This is a walk to enjoy the beauty of Alum Rock Park, not primarily an exercise walk, but while moderately paced, will have uphill sections and be from 8 to 11 miles long depending on weather conditions and hikers' energy levels. Bring something to eat for lunch time break. Hikers should be prepared for summer heat: bring lots of water, sun protection; wear light clothing.
This walk has many opportunities for people wishing to shorten their hike to sign out, so don't feel you have to do the whole 8-11 miles, but you are more than welcome to, of course! (big smile) In the event of excessive heat, hike will be shortened and limited to shady, creek side paths. And the park itself is subject to closure for high fire danger days so stay tuned and check this site before heading out.
Meet at 9 am in the first parking lot after you pass the entrance station (sometimes staffed). Parking lot is on the right side of the road and has a bathroom. Parking costs $6.00/car, or $2.00 for people age 60+ as well as military (active or veterans). You can pay at self-service machines using cash or credit/debit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover Card). Sorry, No pets allowed, only service animals with certifications.