Alum Rock Park
Alum Rock Park is one of Californiaís oldest municipal parks. Located within the Alum Rock Canyon in the foothills of the Diablo Mountain Range, the parkís 740 acres of natural, rugged, beauty provide visitors with many leisure outdoor activities including, hiking, jogging, bicycling and picnicking. Due to itís proximity to rural, natural lands, the park is home to many wild animals. Those animals include mountain lions, bobcats, deer and a number of other smaller animals (href="http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9122">map)
Special features of the park include 13 miles of hiking trails, the Penitencia Creek which transects the entire park, the Mineral Springs area that contains active mineral springs and grottos, the Gazebo and the Log Cabin which was constructed in 1913.
Location: Alum Rock Park, San Jose, California - North Rim Trail
Directions: 15350 Penitencia Creek Road, San Jose, CA 95127, (408) 794-7275.
From the junction of 680 and Berryessa Road take N. Capitol Avenue SE to Penitencia Creek Road. Follow Penitencia Creek Road to the Park entrance.
Agency: City of San Jose
Supervisor: Woody Collins
Project Lead: Woody Collins
Additional Information: Participants should bring water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, lunch and normal precautions against poison oak exposure (work gloves, long sleeved shirts and long pants). The Trail Center provides tools, training, gloves, and refreshments after the workday.