AQ - Mockingbird Hill Entrance

The Mockingbird Hill Entrance, once known as an Equestrian entrance, features three major trailheads: The Virl O’ Norton Trail, The New Almaden Trail and the Hacienda Trail; as well as multiple picnic areas. Follow the Virl O' Norton Trail along a 3.6 mile loop, capped with a stunning vista of the Almaden Valley, near the end of this hike. This loop has been featured on Santa Clara County's Pix-in-Parks Challenge! Another option for the less adventurous hiker is to follow the Hacienda Trail .6 miles to the vista. Don't forget to take a picture and post it with the tag #AlmadenQuicksilver.  Both the Virl O' Norton Trail and the Hacienda trail are rated as moderate to difficult. The Virl O' Norton Trail allows Mountain Bikers and Equestrians access to the rest of Almaden Quicksilver by way of the Capehorn Pass Trail. The Hacienda Trail does not allow bicycles or equestrians due to its steep and rocky descent.

Latitude: 37.1937
Longitude: -121.8368

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The address below is for the Almaden Quicksilver park entrance.


21785 Almaden Rd
San Jose, CA 95120

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