Attention ALL runners: single track trails will only be marked at the begining and at the end. We are have having so much fun exploring the trails in Almaden Quicksilver Park!We decided to park at the Hacienda Trailhead in order to catch a trail from there. 110' Down About the Race. Mercury has been found to accumulate in Guadalupe and Almaden Reservoirs at levels that make the fish from those reservoirs unsafe to eat. All trails in the park are also open to pet owners to walk their dogs on leash. Try the New Alameda trail to Hacienda.Butt burner to the max!To loop around by taking Randol trail to Buena Vista where there are neat historical sites.Take New Almaden back to mockingbird hill lot. 1256.51 m Down. From Almaden Expressway, proceed 3 miles along Almaden Road through the town of New Almaden to the unpaved staging area on the right. There is a gate to this lot that is closed until the park opens. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Methyl mercury is absorbed by aquatic plants and fish, and subsequently by humans who may eat the contaminated fish. New Almaden became the most prominent quicksilver mine under the operation of Quicksilver Mining Company in the Western Hemisphere. Go south on Almaden Expressway to O'grady/ Almaden Road. Public group? The Hacienda Trail starts at the Mockingbird entrance to Quicksilver Park. Spam? • Bay Area Hiking. This event is set in Almaden Quicksilver park, in the beautiful hills of Almaden Valley. It’s comprised of 60% dirt roads, 40% single track, and is very hilly, with great views, awesome countryside. Almaden Quicksilver County Park was once the site of extensive quicksilver (mercury) mining. Three trails run along the eastside: The New Almaden Trail, the Hacienda Trail, and the Virl O. Norton Memorial Trail. On the street of Almaden Road and street number is 21785. The Mockingbird Hill entrance is accessed off Mockingbird Hill Lane. Hacienda Trail is a section of a longer trail by the same name. Links. This route has an elevation gain of about 518.2 ft and is rated as medium. Dawn. 672' Up Currently there is a trail closure of Randol Trail, which makes planning a route a little more tricky – it either ends up just as a short one, or a bit longer than anticipated! Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum is near by on Almaden Road. 0.2 mi: Pass the New Almaden Trail on your right.Continue climbing up the Hacienda Trail. The views of the countryside south of San Jose get better and better as the trail climbs. 52 Miles 84 Kilometers of Trail 2 Recommended Routes 8 Easy Trails ; 12 Intermediate ... 2.9 mi 4.7 km #5 Hacienda Trail. They run through some of the most scenic sections of the park. Almaden Quicksilver Park is a large county park. - The address we got when we searched "Almaden Quicksilver" took us to the Mockingbird Entrance, there's a huge lot where you can park for free. It also has lots of old mining buildings, structures, and equipment dotted around the park, which I find pretty interesting to look at. On the street of Almaden Road and street number is 21785. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and There is a gate to this lot that is closed until the park opens. Views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and hills south of San Jose unfold as one climbs. Try the New Alameda trail to Hacienda.Butt burner to the max!To loop around by taking Randol trail to Buena Vista where there are neat historical sites.Take New Almaden back to mockingbird hill lot. Attention ALL runners: single track trails will only be marked at the begining and at the end. Quicksilver Mining equipment on display at the Almaden Quicksilver Park Hacienda Trailhead in San Jose. Please explain. This entrance is accessible to all users, including bicyclists. 110' Up Almaden Trail. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App. County Parks: Almaden Quicksilver County Park Park Trails - Northside Senador Mine Herreschoff Furnace Remains. • While there are no buildings remain to be seen in Spanishtown, visitors can take the Almaden Quicksilver Historic Trail to stop #5 where beneath the tall cypress trees is the unmarked site of Spanishtown’s Guadalupe Cemetery. There is a gate to this lot that is closed until the park opens. The Wood Road entrance is accessed off Wood Road. 13.3 km Almaden Quicksilver County Park Hiking. The northern part of the park has a suburban feel, while the southern part is more rugged and a … Deep Gulch Trail parallels English Camp Trail back to the Hacienda Entrance. 1.0 mi: After a brief descent, turn right onto the Capehorn Pass Trail.You will descend briefly and then intersect the Mine Hill Trail and Randol Trail. Driving directions to Hacienda Trailhead: Southeast Trails. 33.57 m Up Links. Three years before gold was discovered in California, the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine was already refining cinnabar for the purpose of extracting mercury, making it the first mining operation in the state. New Almaden can also be part of a peaceful loop: veer south on the Prospect #3 Trail, then east on the Randol Trail and before circling back to Mockingbird Hill on the Hacienda Trail. 52 Miles 84 Kilometers of Trail 2 Recommended Routes 8 Easy Trails ; 12 Intermediate Trails ... 2.9 mi 4.7 km #5 Hacienda Trail. Almaden Quicksilver occupies the site of the first mining enterprise in California (check out the historical marker across the street from the Hacienda Trailhead entrance). The park may be accessed from three areas. All distances may start at 8:30 am. 0.0 mi: From the trailhead, turn right to start heading up the Hacienda Trail.The climbing starts right away! From Highway 85 take the Camden Avenue exit south. • The Hacienda Trail starts at the Mockingbird entrance to Quicksilver Park. • The facilities are great, the trails are varied, it is pretty close, and the parking is easy and free. • It immediately starts a mile-long, strenuous climb to its highest point at its Capehorn Pass Trail junction. Geology. This is about an injury or accident Almaden Quicksilver County Park Hiking. • 4,122' Down The New Almaden Trail is the longest trail in the park. It doesn't have too many bike-legal trails, and all that are bike-legal are fire roads.This ride does the biggest bike loop that is possible in this park, along with a couple of minor side trips. Sediments that contain mercury have been deposited in some of the local reservoirs and streams. Share This: Beneath the shade of bigleaf maples, bay laurels, and valley oaks, I rest beside a natural spring near the caved-in mouth of Day Tunnel. All mines and adits have been sealed. The Department will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disability have an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs, services, facilities, and activities. This entrance is accessible to all users, including bicyclists. 364.28 m Up Call (408) 918-7770 for more information. Three years before gold was discovered in California, the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine was already refining cinnabar for the purpose of extracting mercury, making it the first mining operation in the state. Turn right on Hicks Road and follow for 6 miles. Trail Briefing: Please park in the dirt parking lot in the back of the Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park, in New Almaden near the La Foret restaurant. "Try the New Alameda trail to Hacienda. The New Almaden Trail runs along the lower part of these hills. trail 0.5 prospect new • almaden '-trail hacienda trail hiqÈrail alma parke 80ð no watef of any; park entrance (mockingbird hill) virl o. norton trail hacienda trail capehorn pass trail buena vista almaden road 800 hacienda trail senador mine trail den ave. xnwspering ines mine hill trail l,' x new almaden senador mine guadalupe trail' 001 sr Aid Stations: We will be operating four fully stocked aid stations along the course. Drinking water is available at the park's Mockingbird Lane entrance and the main Hacienda entrance, so fill up your bottles there and share with thirsty pups. Almaden Quicksilver County Park is pretty much our favourite park to hike. Eventually, New Almaden contained three separate enclaves: Spanishtown, the Hacienda, and Englishtown. 7.8 km Submit one here. The park covers territory where intensive mining for cinnabar has taken place from the 19th century until the 1970s. It immediately starts a mile-long, strenuous climb to its highest point at its Capehorn Pass Trail junction. Hike the Historic Trail: Fifteen informational trail markings were created as an eagle project by the Boy Scouts of troop 466.This historic trail takes explorers through the 145 year history of the Almaden Quicksilver mines. - New Almaden trail -- Very beginner friendly. 204.18 m Down, 28.0 mi 670' Down Legacy of the Red Ore. by John Dorrance. 45.0 km The park is open year-round from 8:00 a.m. until sunset. Hosted by Dawn. Something else? It immediately starts a mile-long, strenuous climb to its highest point at its Capehorn Pass Trail junction. From Highway 85, take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden Road. It wanders through the tall grass and oak trees and connects with several other trails along the way. Almaden Quicksilver Hacienda Entrance. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions. Almaden Quicksilver Park is a large county park. No fees are required at any entrances. Guided nature and history walks are available upon request. This route has an elevation gain of about 390.3 ft and is rated as medium. January 1, 2002 . Quicksilver is now called mercury, and years of mining mean that dangerous levels of mercury can be found in sediment in the area's waterways. Over time, the mercury in the sediment may have been converted to methyl mercury by naturally occurring bacteria. Santa Clara County Parks. The Hacienda Trail is part of the 23 miles of Equestrian trails located within the Almaden Quicksilver County Park. 364.29 m Down, 9.3 mi Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App. New Almaden, Museum. This trail also serves as a Bike and Hiking Trail. Trail Briefing: Please park in the dirt parking lot in the back of the Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park, in New Almaden near the La Foret restaurant. Located at the south end of New Almaden, this is the primary entrance to the park. Virtual Tour of Almaden Quicksilver Loop. Located in the high hills above suburban Almaden Valley, Almaden Quicksilver is a very scenic park with a nice blend of oak woodland and open meadows. Proceed 0.5 miles on Almaden Road to Mockingbird Hill Lane, turn right and continue 0.4 miles to the parking area. - The address we got when we searched "Almaden Quicksilver" took us to the Mockingbird Entrance, there's a huge lot where you can park for free. by car, take Highway 101 or Interstate 280 south to Highway 85 toward Gilroy. Hacienda Trail: Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Photo by David Weintraub. ... mines, then follow the Guadalupe Trail above Guadalupe Reservoir, and finally complete the loop on the New Almaden trail. Views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and hills south of San Jose unfold as one climbs. Today, the New Almaden district encompasses the hacienda, homes of the mining community families along the banks of Alamitos Creek, and the Cinnabar Hills where the actual mining operation took place. The Hacienda entrance is located at the south end of New Almaden. Almaden Quicksilver County Park - Hacienda Trail is a 1.8 mile (4,000-step) route located near San Jose, California, USA. Pass Mockingbird Lane (where the race will finish) and drive another 2+ miles through a quiet residential neighborhood to the Hacienda Entrance to Quicksilver Park. 33.54 m Down, 8.3 mi 1,195' Up 471.13 m Up Hacienda, Randol, and Buena Vista Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near New Almaden, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. Almaden Quicksilver County Park21785 Almaden RdSan Jose, CA 95120, Park Office: (408) 535-4070Trail Hotline: (408) 355-2200, option 4.  parkinfo@prk.sccgov.org, Senior Park Ranger:Ali Famalett(408) 529-0663 cellAli.famalett@prk.sccgov.org​​Senior Park Maintenance Worker:Lincoln schallenberger(408) 355-0038Lincoln.schallenberger@prk.sccgov.org, Frank Weiland, Ranger Supervisor(408) 335-9774Frank.weiland@prk.sccgov.org, Jason Ebling, Maintenance Supervisor(408) 314-5186Jason.ebling@prk.sccgov.org​. PLEASE DON'T EAT THE FISH, Almaden Quicksilver County Park Guide Map. It also has lots of old mining buildings, structures, and equipment dotted around the park… From the viewpoint, you can see the hills of Almaden Quicksilver on the left. - New Almaden trail -- Very beginner friendly. If you or your pups have a nose for history, consider the 5-mile Historic Trail Loop mapped out by a local BSA troop. Visit the Hacienda Cemetery: Take a stroll through the Hacienda Cemetery in New Almaden, the final resting place of many Almaden Quicksilver miners. 8.4 mi —Troy Directions: Park entrances include Hacienda, Mockingbird Hill, McAbee and Hicks/Wood Road. Driving directions to Hacienda Trailhead: New Almaden, Randol, Santa Isabel and Hacienda Trail Loop is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Filled with more than 4,100 acres of green, grass-covered hills here in Northern California, Almaden Quicksilver County Park plays host twice during the year — in January and September — to the Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, one of a series of trail races hosted by Troy’s California Trail Runs, a series of more than a dozen races that … Park trails are subject to closure due to poor conditions, typically after heavy rains. • The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. 695' Up Saturday, January 30, 2010 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST. • 1244.45 m Up There is nothing technical about this loop except the three-mile climb from the parking area at Hacienda to Bull Run and a short but steep climb on Randol Trail. In a nutshell: It’s challenging and very fun. Almaden Quicksilver County Park - Mine Hill Trail is a 4.3 mile (10,000-step) route located near San Jose, California, USA. Being a jerk / offensive? On average it takes 1 minutes to complete this trail. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. Quicksilver Mining equipment on display at the Almaden Quicksilver Park Hacienda Trailhead in San Jose. Almaden Trail. The eastside of Almaden Quicksilver Park is shaded from the afternoon sun by the Los Capitancillos Ridge. Hacienda Trail: Almaden Quicksilver County Park. 1,546' Up Intermediate. 1,195' Down NOT OKAY! Butt burner to the max!To loop..." 4,083' Up • All distances may start at 8:30 am. Directions: The Almaden Quicksilver County Park is located in the town of New Almaden. 13.6 km From the Hacienda Entrance to the park in New Almaden, the Mine Hill Trail climbs up the hills into the park. Views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and hills south of San Jose unfold as one climbs. Hacienda Entrance - Almaden Quicksilver Park is located in Santa Clara County of California state. A popular short 4.2-mile loop from the Quicksilver Park Mockingbird Entrance is Virl O. Norton Trail and Hacienda Trail that also starts at the Mockingbird Entrance. 14.9 km Trail Briefing: Please park in the dirt parking lot in the back of the Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park, in New Almaden near the La Foret restaurant. Hacienda Entrance - Almaden Quicksilver Park is located in Santa Clara County of California state. At the intersection of Wood Road and Hicks Road, turn left into the staging area. The Hacienda Trail is part of the 23 miles of Equestrian trails located within the Almaden Quicksilver County Park. This is the viewpoint, which has a bench. The park covers territory where intensive mining for cinnabar has taken place from the 19th century until the 1970s. 2.5 km 211.92 m Up To communicate or ask something with the place, the Phone number is (408) 268-3883. - The address we got when we searched "Almaden Quicksilver" took us to the Mockingbird Entrance, there's a huge lot where you can park for free. Almaden Valley, CA Intermediate. 204.74 m Down, 1.6 mi No description for Hacienda trail has been added yet! Hacienda Trail is a section of a longer trail by the same name. County Parks. For information on school field trip opportunities and custom tours of the Mining Museum, visit the. • The Hacienda Trail starts at the Mockingbird entrance to Quicksilver Park. Title: Almaden Quicksilver County Park - Hacienda to Capehorn Pass Trail Created Date: 20200116135041Z No potable water is available within the park except at the Hacienda and Mockingbird Hill entrances. Almaden Quicksilver County Park was once the site of extensive quicksilver (mercury) mining. To communicate or ask something with the place, the Phone number is (408) 268-3883. 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