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Almaden Quick Silver Hike

  • Mar 1, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Almaden Quicksilver 6 miles - McAbee Entrance

Directions: Click HERE

Please map to the intersection of McAbbe Road and Whispering Pines Drive.

Distance: 6.5 Miles

Elevation: 800 Feet.

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficulty

Duration: 3 hours.

Type: Hills

Fast Pace with breaks. We will wait for people.

This is a short, but fun hike.

Please be on time.

We'll hike at a rather fast pace.

Keep the group together.

We will stop along the way.


What to bring:

A lot of water.

Warm Jacket, hat, and gloves.

First Aid Kits.

Hiking Poles.





A little History:

On a clear day the views to the east (Mount Hamilton) and back behind you to the west (the Sierra Azul) are outstanding, and the stillness of the well-graded climb through California bay, coast live oak, toyon, California coffeeberry, chamise, and buckeye is only broken by the buzz of airplanes and bird cries. A few ravines on the left side of the trail, dry in the summer and fall, become tiny waterfalls when the winter rains begin in earnest. From time to time roadcuts expose sections of dirt and rock, giving mineral hounds a close-up look at this park's geology. In spring, look for manroot, shooting stars, monkeyflower, mule-ear sunflowers, woodland star, milkmaids, and miner's lettuce on the left side of Mine Hill Trail.



Please be aware that we expect you to take responsibility for your safety while we are out on the trails. This means being prepared with adequate hiking gear and making sure the difficulty level of the event IS NOT beyond the limits of your health & conditioning. We understand that your "Yes" RSVP to this event means you accept this.

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  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    We canceled the hike last night but I, t seems like Meetup didn't send out the message. So sorry!

    March 1, 2014

  • Anastasia N.

    Apologies, forgot I have a doctor appointment

    February 23, 2014

    • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

      Me too. I forgot about my courses in Burlingame with my doctors. We'll be there on time, do this fast and back to work.

      February 25, 2014

    • Sadie

      Hi Steven- Is the hike still on given the weather condition?

      March 1, 2014

  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    Too wet and slippery to hike for tomorrow mirning.
    We will reschedule this at another time. We apologize for the short notice. See you guys soon.

    February 28, 2014

  • Sadie

    Hi- Anyone wants to carpool from the park and ride on Camden and HWY 85?

    February 28, 2014

  • Roxanne

    I won't be able to attend this hike. My apologies, but work calls

    February 25, 2014

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