Nice hike in Alum Rock Park with panoramic valley views.
Location: Alum Rock Park
» Official Trail Map: Detailed map showing various trails. Mileage information is missing.
» Official brochure with trail map: No contours or mileage information in the trail map.
This route offers beautiful views of Silicon Valley and hills, especially on a foggy day.
Go along North Rim Trail, then turn right on Todd Quick Trail. Then loop around Boccardo Trail, taking a side trip to the peak. Return via Todd Quick and North Rim trails.
Large-sized Google Map
Full photo album — 9 January 2010
near 15152 Penitencia Creek Rd, San Jose, CA 95132.
. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.
Drive to the GPS address above, go through the kiosk at Alum Rock Park entrance. Continue driving along Penitentia Creek Road until you reach a parking lot for Youth Science Institute.
Parking Fees: $6 to park anywhere inside the park, including the Youth Science Institute parking lot (last visited: Jan 2010)
Capacity: Many cars.
Latitude: 37.395219 Longitude: -121.825418