Welcome to Joseph D. Grant County Park, the largest of Santa Clara County's regional park and recreation areas. This 9,560 acre park includes some of the County's finest open space resources, as well as rich environmental, cultural and recreational assets. The landscape is characteristic of the east foothills of the Santa Clara Valley with grasslands and majestic oak trees. As part of the park's tradition and history, cattle grazing currently takes place in some areas, and is monitored under a resource management plan. Enjoy your visit today, and return often to experience the many features of Joseph D. Grant County Park.
How to Get There
Joseph D. Grant County Park is located at 18405 Mt. Hamilton Rd., San Jose, CA 95140, in the east of Santa Clara Valley. Travel to the park by taking Highway 101 or Highway 680 to Alum Rock Avenue eastbound in San Jose. Turn right onto Mt. Hamilton Road and travel eight miles to reach the park entrance. Please take note that Quimby Road is very narrow and is not suitable for RV's and large trailers.
Park Office: (408) 274-6121
Hikers and equestrians have access to an extensive 52 mile trail system. Mountain bikes are permitted on nearly half of the park's trails as designated. The diverse trail system at the park makes this a popular place to stage large-scale organized trail events such as equestrian endurance rides, mountain bike events and foot races. Dogs are also allowed on the trails, picnic, areas, and campgrounds as long as they are on a 6 ft. leash.
Shaded picnic areas are available on a first-come first-served basis. Campers can choose from forty (40) reservable family campsites. Hot showers are available. Group picnic and youth camping areas are available by reservation. One large lake and several smaller ponds are accessible for warm water fishing. Wood fires will be banned during fire season and during high fire conditions. For further questions please call the park office at: (408) 274-6121.
Get more information about summer astronomy programs, or to see images of Grant's wildflowers.
Hours and Fees
The park is open year-round from 8 a.m. until sunset. Vehicle entry fees are collected year-round. Fees
are required for camping, and for use of group picnic areas. Fees are posted at the entrance kiosk.
The majority of the park's facilities meet those standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act. For specific information or special accommodation contact the park office.