Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hiking in Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Today I went hiking in Almaden Quicksilver County Park, Santa Clara. This is the site of an old Mercury mine. The trails are pretty ok. I started at the Hacienda Park entrance, went up Mine Hill Trail, then on Randol Trail. I turned right onto Buena Vista Trail, which then meets New Almaden Trail. I didn't like this stretch of the trail because it goes too close to the residential plots on Almaden Road. After about a mile, I started heading back on Hacienda Trail. Hacienda trail is quite steep. No cycles allowed, but it felt like a good workout. That's a total of 5.9 miles.