Alviso Marina County Park
The town of Alviso was once envisioned as the bustling boating and shipping port of San Jose, but that prospect was diminished by a series of events, including the completion of the railroad, the relocation of the state capital from San Jose to Sacramento, and winter flooding and muddy conditions. Sparsely populated today, the town is listed in the Santa Clara County National Register of Historic Places.
Alviso Slough Trail
Trailhead: Parking lot
Length: Over 4 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: LevelLevel except for a gentle slope at the trailheads
DescriptionFrom the parking lot I followed the concrete ramp down to an elevated wooden boardwalk that juts out into the marsh; traveling along it, I felt like a waterbird navigating through the tall, dry marsh plants. Back on the trail, I turned right and in a few hundred feet crossed the wetlands on a longer boardwalk. Both boardwalks...
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|Managing Agency:||Santa Clara County Parks|
|Address:||1195 Hope St.|
|Hours:||Park: 8 am to sunset. Trail: sunrise to sunset.|
|Dogs:|| In restricted areas|
Allowed on the park's pathways and picnic areas but not on the trails, levees, and boardwalks.
|Public Transportation:||Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority|
|Useful Links:||Trail map, San Francisco Bay Water Trail|
Reviewed by Bonnie Lewkowicz, May 24, 2014
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