Outdoors
in San Jose, CA (showing 1 - 6 out of 6)

There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!

Almaden Quicksilver County Park

21785 Almaden Rd
San Jose, CA 95120   Directions

(408) 358-3741

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Almaden Quicksilver County Park is the ultimate outdoor park in San Jose. The park is a landmark testament to 135 years of California mining history and spans over 4,000 acres. Locals and tourists alike are drawn here to exercise and hone their backpacking, hiking, biking and running skills.

Alum Rock Park

15350 Penitencia Creek Rd
San Jose, CA 95127   Directions

(408) 277-4539

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Put on your walking shoes for the trails at Alum Rock Park in San Jose. The beautiful city park offers trails with slight to steep inclines, so wear good walking shoes. The park is your ideal setting for a day hike in the great outdoors with several rest areas along the way.

Lake Cunningham Park

2305 S White Rd
San Jose, CA 95148   Directions

(408) 277-4319

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Spend a day at Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose and enjoy hours of fun in the sun. The busy lake offers families and friends hours of boating, water skiing and fishing outdoor fun. The lake is also home to The Lake Cunningham Skate Park and Raging Waters theme park. Planning a day of outdoor fun just got easy!

Los Gatos Creek Trail

San Jose, CA

(408) 354-6834

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Come run outdoors at Los Gatos Creek Trail in San Jose. The paved trail travels across parks, ponds and downtown Los Gatos. You'll enjoy running over the bridge with a flowing river below and spotting native wildlife along the way.

Overfelt Gardens

368 Educational Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95133   Directions

(408) 277-5561

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Nature is calling at San Jose's Overfelt Gardens. The natural wildlife sanctuary skirts a peaceful pond surrounded by beautiful trees, and an array of fragrant flowering plants. Spend your time outdoors, walking, reading, writing, painting and taking nature photography at the city's number one park devoted to nature's tranquility and peacefulness.

Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park

194 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113   Directions

(916) 808-5200

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Spend the day people-watching and enjoying the great outdoors at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park in San Jose. Stroll through the scenic 4-acre park bustling with picnic areas, cafes, a seasonal farmers market and summer concert series centered around the park's beautiful water fountain.

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