Explore the Alum Rock South Rim Trail

Explore the Alum Rock South Rim Trail

Rate this Adventure 15350 Penitencia Creek Road

Distance

4.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

954 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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. 

Photos: Corinne OkadaSylvie FDawn Ellner, and Don DeBold

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

4.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

954 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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