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Saturday Hike: Mount Umunum

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Feb 10 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Clocking in at 3,486 feet, Mount Umunhum is one of the highest peaks in the Santa Cruz Mountains and has long been a South Bay landmark with the mysterious radar tower sitting atop, all of it inaccessibleuntil just a few months ago, when the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District opened Mount Umunhum to visitors.

Technically, its located within the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, and you can reach the peak via the Mount Umunhum Trail. Despite its impressive elevation, the 3.7-mile (one-way) climb up to the summit is gentle, and mostly shaded by coast live oak and foothill pines. When you finally emerge from the trees, a stairway leads to the top, where the historic radar tower sits.

This is a 7.4-mile (round-trip) hike. Bring water (there is no drinking water available at this preserve). Biking is also allowed for the majority of the trail, up until the final 0.2 mile to the summit.

Directions and Parking: From Hwy. 85, exit onto Camden, and head south toward the mountains. Go down Camden for about 2 miles and then turn right on Hicks Rd. Continue along Hicks until you get to Mount Umunhum Rd., where youll make a right. The Bald Mountain parking lot is free and is located on Mount Umunhum Rd., approximately 1.7 miles past the intersection of Hicks Rd., on the left side. Cross the street to get to the Mount Umunhum Trailhead. No dogs.

Source: Weekend Sherpa

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