Alum Rock Park


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Alum Rock Park

Address:15350 Penitencia Creek Rd
San Jose, CA 95127

Phone:408-259-5477
Fax:408-277-3241
Web: www.sjparks.org/
Size: 700 acres.
Location:Park entrance is in Alum Rock Canyon in the foothills of the Diablo Range, at Penitencia Creek Rd.
Facilities:Picnic areas, visitor center, hiking trails, bridle trails, mineral springs, lookout areas, Youth Science Institute (408-258-4322), playground.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, horseback riding.
Special Features:The east-west canyon of San Jose's oldest and largest park contains many delicate plant and animal communities. Hikers can see black-tailed deer, bush rabbits, quail, and, on rare occasions, the elusive bobcat.

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