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Almaden Trail

Easy

Trail

0.5 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 112' 34 m
Descent: -8' -3 m
High: 496' 151 m
Low: 384' 117 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Joan Pendleton

A short connector from a Calero County Park entrance on Almaden Road to the interior trail system of the park.

Joan Pendleton

Features River/Creek · Views

The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset. There is no fee when parking in the trailhead parking area.

Description

Almaden Trail starts on Almaden Road in the little historic village of New Almaden. The trail immediately crosses Los Alamitos Creek on a sturdy bridge. From here, the trail climbs gradually, as it winds its way through grass hills to a trail junction with North Ridge Trail. When looking southwest, the wooded hills of Quicksilver County Park can be seen close by and the Santa Cruz Mountains can be seen in the distance.

Almaden Trail ends at its trail junction with North Ridge Trail.

Flora & Fauna

There is lush woodland vegetation along Los Alamitos Creek near the trailhead, and grass hills after leaving the creek behind.

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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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Photos

The historic village of New Almaden nestled in the wooded hills below, as seen from Almaden Trail. The Santa Cruz Mountains are on the left in the distance.
Apr 5, 2018 near Almaden…, CA
The bridge over Los Alamitos Creek at the beginning of Almaden Trail.
Apr 5, 2018 near Almaden…, CA
Horsies enjoying North Ridge Trail, its grass hills, and Santa Cruz Mountains in the distance.
Mar 30, 2018 near Almaden…, CA
Los Alamitos Creek from the bridge at the start of Almaden Trail.
Apr 5, 2018 near Almaden…, CA

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