Alum Rock Park Hike

Let's hike part of the North Rim Trail at Alum Rock Park in San Jose. This trail has some hills, but is not too difficult, and the scenery is pretty good. The total distance is about 5 miles, which typically takes 2 to 3 hours including breaks.

We'll meet by the restrooms at the main entrance of the park, which is where the trails start. Here are links that show where we'll meet:,-121.824995&spn=0.003065,0.004128&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=37.395323,-121.825507&panoid=yWZLevmD9y7IL_rNl7Zejg&cbp=12,74.33,,0,1.78

There's a $6 parking fee inside the park, otherwise you might be able to find free parking along the street nearby.
Bring comfortable hiking/running/walking shoes, water, a snack or lunch, and a jacket in case it's cool outside. RAIN will cancel this meetup. So check this meetup the morning of, to makes sure we’re still going. NOTE: Other LGBT Meetup groups have been invited and may be joining us for the hike.

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  • Liz

    Hi Kathleen,

    We missed you. Hope you are feeling better by now. It WAS a beautiful day. Take care,


    April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to drop out Liz but I haven't been feeling well all weekend so need to just stay in today. I hope you have a great hike, weather will be perfect! See you next time.

    April 6, 2014

  • meredith

    Is this the parking area just inside the gate (which is small and often full) or the larger parking lot several miles in, at the end of the road? See you Sunday!

    April 2, 2014

    • Liz

      Hi Meredith. It's the location that the Google map photo shows above. And the address is: 15295 Penitencia Creek Rd., San Jose. I don't know of a parking lot several miles in. I have to let you know that I have never been there. It is another person on another meetup who has, and I'm joining that hiker with whoever shows up from this group. That hiker says that it is the one shown in the photo, not several miles in. Hope that helps. Looking forward to meeting you. ~Liz

      April 4, 2014

  • Liz

    Thanks, Terry. And Meredith and Kathleen....looking forward to meeting you on Sunday. If you need to cancel, be sure to let us know. We will wait until 9:15 for stragglers.

    April 1, 2014

  • terry

    Thanks Liz for putting this together!

    March 29, 2014

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