In partnership with Santa Clara County Parks, join Hale Sargent, ranger from the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail for a strenuous 2.6-mile group hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park. More details can be found here: http://anzahistorictrail.org and http://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/Ride%20Here/Pages/Almaden-Quicksilver-County-Park.aspx.
Almaden Quicksilver is one of several Santa Clara County Parks containing a recreation trail segment of the 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
In 1775-76, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza led more than 240 men, women, and children on a perilous overland journey from present-day Mexico to establish the first colonial settlement at San Francisco Bay. The Anza Trail commemorates their journey.
This will be a difficult hike through the “Cardiac Hills.” Water & appropriate footwear required.
Directions to Meeting Point: Mockingbirld Hill Park:
The park may be accessed from three areas. The Mockingbird Hill entrance is accessed off Mockingbird Hill Lane. This entrance is accessible to all users, including bicyclists. From Highway 85, take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden Road. Proceed .5 miles on Almaden Road to Mockingbird Hill Lane, turn right and continue .4 miles to the parking area.