What do you know about Almaden Quicksilver County Park?
Almaden Quicksilver County Park, spectacular in natural diversity and a landmark of California history. The park is the site of over 135 years of mining activities and former home to more than 1,800 miners and their families. The park encompasses 4,152 acres, occupying a majority of Capitancillos Ridge. During early spring, the park offers one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in the region. Remnants of the mining era also offer an exciting look into the mining operations of the latter part of the 19th century.
This park is great and open to anyone who wants to hike, walk, run, experience nature, and possibly see some native wildlife. Remember to bring sunscreen, water, and prepare accordingly. Check out the local government page above to learn more about safety and best practices while using the local park. Just remember, if you are fishing, don't eat the fish! Mercury was mined here and has accumulated in water ways, making the fish unsafe for consumption.
If you are are interested in parking in a residential area and don't want to access the trail from the three listed on the website, you can access the trail from here:
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