Monte Bello

Latino Outdoors Black Mountain Backpacking

Vamos Backpacking Saturday April 20th 8:30AM to Sunday April 21st 12PM. Monte Bello Open Space Preserve. Gear & Food Provided. We have limited spots. Registration opens on SATURDAY APRIL 6TH at 10AM on our Eventbrite page
Start Date
April 20, 2024
8:30 am
End Date
April 21, 2024
12:01 pm
Monte Bello Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Join Midpen partner Latino Outdoors for their annual Backpacking Trip to Black Mountain at the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve from Saturday, April 20th at 8:30am to Sunday, April 21st at 12pm.

Registration opens Saturday April 6th at 10:00am. Limited spots are available. 

Monte Bello Open Space Preserve is a place of rolling grasslands, dense creekside forests and spectacular vistas. Black Mountain offers visitors incredible views of Santa Clara Valley and over to Mt. Hamilton

Important Information:

  • This is a 2 day, 1 night backpacking trip.
  • We'll be hiking 2-2.6 miles a day, with about 500-800 ft in elevation with a ~30 pound backpack.
  • Backpacking gear and food will be provided.
  • Participation is open to adults 18 and older, and children ages 15+ when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Must complete a Latino Outdoors waiver to participate.
  • Packing list and itinerary will be provided after registration.
  • Chemical toilets, food lockers, and water for washing are available. Water is non-potable; water will be filtered or boiled before using.
  • No pets allowed.

We have TWO different ticket types.

  • General Admission, we only have 12 spots.
  • General Admission: MUST have your OWN gear, we only have 4 spots - this ticket type is for folks who have all their own backpacking gear, but are still newish to backpacking.

Please only register if you know you can attend. If something comes up and you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible to allow folks on the waitlist to attend. THANK YOU!

Please use the Eventbrite Link to sign up to attend.

Please reach out to Aurora if you have any questions or concerns at Aurora.Cortes@LatinoOutdoors.Org

Where to Meet

Meet at the Monte Bello Parking Area 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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