Time & Location
Feb 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sierra Azul Preserve, Mt Umunhum Rd, San Jose, CA 95120
About the Event
Join us for a guided hike along the Woods Trail to Guadalupe Creek Overlook before driving to the top of Mt. Umunhum to learn about its fascinating natural and cultural history. We'll then have lunch at the Mt. Umunhum Picnic Area.
The largest of the open space lands that Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) manages, Sierra Azul Preserve protects 19,300 acres of wilderness in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Overlooking the Lexington Reservoir, Los Gatos and southern neighborhoods of San Jose, the preserve encompasses much of the Sierra Azul range and its foothills. Topped by the 3,486-foot peak of Mount Umunhum it has spectacular views!
Food and drinks: We provide free sandwiches and water.
What to Bring:
- Layers + comfortable clothing (check the weather)
- Water Bottle
- Hat and/or sunscreen
- Hiking sticks (optional)
- An open mind and heart! (:
Meeting Location and Parking Lot - Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve Bald Mountain Parking Lot
Here's what to expect. We'll begin with light stretching then hiking 2.8 miles at the pace of 30 minutes a mile for 1 hour and 30 minutes with a 347 foot elevation gain. Drive to the top 5 minutes, hike on flat surface for 45-55 minutes then end with a 30 minute lunch.