Explore the Alum Rock South Rim Trail



4.6 miles

Elevation Gain

954 ft

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The Alum Rock South Rim Trail is a 4.6 mile loop in Alum Rock Park that is easily accessible in the South Bay Area. The trail features a river and is perfect for all ages and skill levels.

The trail starts off as paved, and then turns into dirt pack. The trail offers shade on hot summer days, keep your eyes peeled for a historic century-old mineral spring spa hidden among the brush. There is a playground in the park, making it even more kid friendly. 

The trail is open for use year-round and does not allow dogs. There is a $6 parking fee for parking in Alum Rock Park. Please note the trail is closed on Mondays. 

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Good workout

Mostly for locals. Wouldn't travel far to do this hike, but it's solid for getting in a workout during the week

Short hike

We did this hike in the rain, so it was pretty muddy in some places. Part of the trail is paved, so if you want complete dirt paths in the forest, this might not be for you. However if you're looking for a relatively easy trail, this one is good. There is also a nice view when your on the hillside.

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