Join Docent Naturalists Nancy Weintraub, Chuck Cheung, and Inga Buyse on the Bay Area Ridge Trail for #optoutside Friday. Start your hike at the Bald Mountain parking lot for this moderately-paced gradual ascent to the Mt Umunhum summit on the partially shaded Mt Umunhum trail. Along the way and at the summit you'll enjoy unparalleled views. At the summit you'll enjoy a tour of the highlights to learn about the natural and human histories of this iconic mountain. Enjoy your well-deserved snack/lunch at the top before you descend down the mountain to the parking lot.
Meet at the Bald Mountain Parking Area located on Mt. Umunhum Rd. Exit Highway 85 at Camden Avenue. (From northbound Hwy. 85 turn left on Branham Avenue and then turn left on Camden Ave. and from southbound Hwy. 85 turn left on Camden Ave.) Travel on Camden Ave. about 1.6 miles to Hicks Road and turn right, and travel for about 6.3 miles. Turn right on Mt. Umunhum Rd. and continue for about 1.7 miles. The parking lot will be on the left.