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

Sierra Azul Sampler

May 18, 2024
9:35 am - 2:00 pm
Sierra Azul Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Join Docent Naturalists Greg Azevedo and Naureen Moon for a unique outing around the lower area of Mount Umunhum via the Umunhum, Barlow Road, and Woods trails. This leisurely- to moderately-paced, mostly downhill hike will have many short breaks, wildflowers, and wonderful views. Several trail sections are steep with varied surfaces. Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after May 4 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) and close May 17 at 2:00 p.m. (Note: You’ll meet at the Jacques Ridge Parking Area and carpool to the Bald Mountain Parking Area.)

Where to Meet

Meet at the Jacques Ridge Parking Area near the intersection of Hicks Road and Mt. Umunhum Road in San Jose. 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. Turn right on Hicks Rd. and travel for about 6.3 miles. Turn right on Mt. Umunhum Rd. The preserve parking lot will be on the right.

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