Almaden Quicksilver County Park
by Bay Nature Staff on July 08, 2012
During early spring, the Almaden Quicksilver Park offers a spectacular wildflower display, and the remnants of the mercury mining era offer a glimpse into the mining operations of the 19th century.
Native Americans once lived in these beautiful hills. Mercury was actively mined here for over 200 years and the park was once home to 1,800 miners and their families. Now the sycamore, maple, bay laurel, and valley oak trees have reclaimed the hillsides, and the banks of the creek are lush with riparian flora and fauna.
The park includes over 34.2 miles of hiking trails, 23 miles of equestrian trails and 10 miles of bike trails.