21785 Almaden Road
San Jose, CA 95120

No Parking Fee

AQ - Hacienda Entrance

Deep Gulch/Mine Hill Trail  
Trail Length: 3.5 miles (Loop)  
Degree of difficulty: Moderate   

*Alternate route for ADA – Coyote Creek Trail 

Park Notes  

  • Former site of extensive cinnabar/mercury mining activity in 18th and 19th centuries, with remnants of mining era remaining throughout park 

  • Extensive trail system through shaded oak, mixed woodland and grassland areas 

  •  Nearby Casa Grande and New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum feature newly furnished period rooms and mining exhibit 

Trail Info & Highlights  

  • Dirt parking lot shared by cars and horse trailers 

  • Trail loop with multiple inclines and declines 

  • Portable restrooms at trailhead; rest areas at English Camp and along trails 

  • Diversity in wildlife and habitats, from mixed oak woodlands, open grasslands, serpentine, riparian 

  • Mine operation relics at English Camp, Rotary Furnace, San Cristobal Mine 

  • Scenic views of foothills and Santa Clara Valley 

  • Seasonal wildflowers, year-round wildlife viewing 

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