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Alameda 2000 is a large park west of Toluca, the capital of the state of Mexico. I love this park for the perfect view of Mexico's fourth highest volcano "El nevado de Toluca" and the fields of cosmos wildflowers in the fall. A gravel track goes around the perimeter, which signs say is 5.6 kilometers, but I am never quite sure which route that measures as the signage around the track is a bit unclear. The course covers several hills of varying grades. For cross-country or mountain bike types, there are 16 kilometers of dirt trails with burms throughout except when weaving through patches of forest. These trails are great for running, except during the rainy season and mid-morning on sundays when there are quite a few bikes on them. As far as amenities go, here are, being Mexico, no fountains of clean drinking water. However there is a small store that sells drinks and snacks and there are bathrooms (bring your own paper). To get to Alameda 2000 follow the large road "torres" (named after the electric towers running down the middle) until the last stoplight, turn left and you will find the entrance on your right. It costs a peso (10 cents as of January 2003) to get in and the signs say "No dogs are allowed".