New Almaden - Randol - Virl O Norton
7.6 miles     900 ft
5 May 2010
Summary

A pleasant hike through green rolling hills and wildflowers in spring.

Location: Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails.

» Copy of Trail Map: Same as official trail map.

Route
New Almaden Trail (0.2 + 1.0 + 1.3 miles) → Prospect #3 Trail (0.3 miles, steep) → Randol Trail (1.3 + 0.4 + 0.3 + 0.5 + 0.5 miles) → Capehorn Pass Trail (0.3 miles) → Hacienda Trail (0.3 miles) → Virl O Norton Trail (1.2 miles).

Notes: Mine Trail and Randol Trail are wide unpaved roads. New Almaden Trail is a narrow hiking trail.

Trailhead

Location: within 0.1 miles of 19305 Mockingbird Hill Lane, San Jose, CA 95120 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From Highway 85, take Almaden Blvd south. Drive for 4.2 miles, turn right on Almaden Rd, drive 0.6 miles. Turn right on Mockingbird Hill Ln and drive less than half a mile to reach a large parking lot.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: May 2010)

Capacity: Tens of cars.

Latitude: 37.193869     Longitude: -121.837617

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