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Sunnyvale Mountain from Sanborn Park HQ

  • Nov 2, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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THIS HIKE IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS. IT HAS SOME SERIOUS STEEP CLIMBS. Please, be aware of your physical condition BEFORE signing up for any hike. Thanks.

Optional Lunch: 
Willow Street Wood-Fired Pizza

20 South Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA[masked])[masked]

Parking: $6.00

Directions: From Hwy 85, take exit 14 for Saratoga Ave, going south and drive 1.8 miles. Continue onto CA-9 (Big Basin Way) and drive 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Sanborn Road and drive 0.7 miles to reach Park HQ.

DISTANCE: 8.3 miles

Elevation: 1,800 feet. Moderate with some strenuous stretches.

Parking Fees: $6 vehicle entrance fee

Route -  From HQ to Sunnyvale Mountain Parking and back to HQ:

To Sunnyvale Mountain Parking Lot (4.1 miles): From the parking lot near Sanborn Park HQ, follow Sanborn Trail (1.0 + 1.2 + 0.6 miles) → Skyline Trail (1.3 miles) to Sunnyvale Mountain parking lot on Highway 35.

To Sanborn Park HQ (4.2 miles): From Sunnyvale Mountain parking lot, return by Skyline Trail (1.3 miles) → Sanborn Trail (0.6 miles) → San Andreas Trail (1.5 + 0.4 + 0.4 miles) to parking lot.

Photos: One of the prettiest park to visit in our area :)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good steep hike on a well maintained park with a trail linking to Castle Rock Park.

    November 3, 2013

  • Susan

    Beauiful park with scenic trail to the top of skyline. Gteat time with wonderul people.

    November 3, 2013

  • Elena C

    A great hike with it's moments and glad to have hiked it with a great group of friends.

    November 3, 2013

  • Jojo V.

    A challenging hike with wonderful people plus a beautiful day. Thank you Nieves and Kimberly!

    November 3, 2013

  • Nieves

    Difficult but beautiful. Happy cyI could do it with such great company ;)

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The hike was tough, but beautiful. Couldn't have picked a better group of people to have spent the day with.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • kelly h.

    A good, strenuous hike... just the way I like it :-)
    A very nice group with a wide range of conversations.

    November 2, 2013

  • Nieves

    Hello Fellow Hikers,
    Looking forward seeing you all tomorrow. This is one beautiful hike you will enjoy. Come prepare with a snack and plenty of water. We hope you can join us for a late socializing lunch in Los Gatos after the hike. Please, change your RSVP if you are not longer not attending this hike. Thanks.

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I am just getting back into hiking again. I hiked Castle Rock a couple of weeks ago and had no problem so as "Nike" would say "Just Do It!"...Looking forward to this hike!

    October 30, 2013

  • kelly h.

    I can take one person if anyone wants to carpool. I'm in SJ.

    October 30, 2013

  • Maria A.

    I'll pass on this one; I'm afraid I'm not ready for this challenge. Enjoy your day!

    October 29, 2013

  • Kimberly C.

    Hmmm...took at look at the 8.3 miles and moderate to strenuous difficulty and decided to take a pass. Hope you all have an amazing time.

    October 28, 2013

  • John S.

    I think I'll take this weekend off from hiking.

    September 1, 2013

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