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

Summitting Mt. Umunhum

June 21, 2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sierra Azul Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Join Docent Naturalists Nancy Weintraub, Nick Yatsko, and Marie Faust Evitt for a moderately-paced, gradual ascent of the Mt Umunhum summit (approximately 1,200 feet) on the partially shaded Mt. Umunhum Trail. Along the way you'll learn how Measure AA contributed to the Guadalupe Creek Overlook and enjoy unparalleled views from this section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, as well as from the peak if it’s a clear day. You’ll learn the highlights of the natural and human histories of this iconic mountain and enjoy your well-deserved snack or lunch at the top before you descend back to the parking area.

Where to Meet

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.

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