Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve / photo by Lanette Otvos

All Preserves Great & Small: Monte Bello

Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (Lanette Otvos)
June 3, 2022
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monte Bello Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Join Docent Naturalists Frances Reneau and Wendy Crowder for the 12th hike in the "All Preserves" series celebrating Midpen's 50th anniversary. This "beautiful mountain" is part of Midpen's core area of preserves and has a rich history - from dairy farm to hippie commune and has notable geologic significance too. This moderately-paced outing on the Bella Vista trail will reach the top of Black Mountain and provide you a with 365 degree view. Total elevation gain approximately 800 feet. Bring your lunch or snack to enjoy along the trail.

Where to Meet

Meet at the preserve parking lot on Page Mill Road (across from Los Trancos Preserve), 7 miles west of I-280 or 1.5 miles east of Skyline Boulevard. Those traveling from I-280 on Page Mill Rd. should allow approximately 35 minutes travel time.

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