March 28, 2009 · 9:00 AM
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Join us for a short, docent led hike in this beautiful park in South San Jose.
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Join Docent Cait Hutnik to enjoy a hike along the Woods Road Trail. For more information about other “Healthy Trails” programs and partners, call (408) 355-2240.
The Wood Road entrance is accessed off Wood Road. From Hwy. 85 take the Camden Avenue exit south. Turn right on Hicks Road and follow for 6 miles. At the intersection of Wood Road and Hicks Road, turn left into the staging area.
No fees are required at any entrances.
Welcome to Almaden Quicksilver County Park, spectacular in natural diversity and a landmark of California history. The park is the site of over 135 years of mining activities and former home to more than 1,800 miners and their families. The park encompasses 4,152 acres, occupying a majority of Capitancillos Ridge. During early spring, the park offers one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in the region. Remnants of the mining era also offer an exciting look into the mining operations of the latter part of the 19th century.
Be sure to bring water, snacks, and a change of shoes in case some areas of the trail are muddy.