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Deep Gulch Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (4)

A wooded trail that works ints way into the rugged hills of Quicksilver Park.


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1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Point to Point

1,237' 377 m

High

482' 147 m

Low

758' 231 m

Up

8' 2 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Wildlife

Family Friendly Especially on a hot day, this shady trail can make for a cool alternative to other trails in the park.

Description

The Deep Gulch Trail starts at the Hacienda entrance to Quicksilver Park. It climbs for a little over a mile to meet up with the English Camp Trail, where Deep Gulch Trail ends.

From its trailhead, Deep Gulch Trail follows the Deep Gulch stream bed for about a mile. Here, the trail is in dense woods, on a steep side of the gulch. It is not quite at the bottom of the gulch, but close to the bottom. Basically, it is a dark, densely wooded trail, without many views.

About a mile from the Deep Gulch Trail trailhead, Deep Gulch Trail crosses the Deep Gulch stream bed and veers right. It then climbs out of the thick woods over its last quarter mile to meet up with the English Camp Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Wooded and brush covered. Deer.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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The Hacienda Entrance to Quicksilver Park features the site of the old Hacienda Furnace and Reduction Works. In the lower right, a display of old mining machinery greets visitors to the park.
Jan 1, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
From the thick woods down in the Deep Gulch Trail, the view looks across Deep Gulch to hills on the other side of the gulch (lighter green through the trees).
Jan 3, 2017 near Almaden…, CA

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May 23, 2021
Melissa Baker
Dec 2, 2017
Jason Atkins
Great little hike for an uphill power walk. Might turn this into a running trail. 1.3mi
Apr 30, 2017
Allen Hutchison
Dec 31, 2016
Joan Pendleton