Communications Hill - 223 Stair Steps
Directions: Click HERE
Distance: 4.1 Miles
Elevation: 800 Feet.
Duration: 2 hours.
Type: Stairs and Hills
Pace: Slow Pace with breaks. We will wait for people.
Make sure to bring enough water, snacks.
This is the route
1 HOUR-31 MINUTES
Distance: 4.1 Miles
Then we can do the stairs,
after we go back up those hills.
We will meet on the corner of Hillsdale and Communications Hill Blvd.
Please click HERE for the meeting location (after you parked your car)
Please find the parking along the street, the meeting place is
just down the street at the entrance. Please arrive 15 minutes early to find your parking.
What to bring:
A lot of water.
Warm Jacket, hat, and gloves.
First Aid Kits.
A little History:
The San Juan Bautista Hills, as the highest point in the middle of Santa Clara Valley, are a particularly suitable location for communications transmission. In the 1950s, the Santa Clara County Communications Center needed a new location, having outgrown its facility on Tully Road. The Center also needed a high point from which to transmit. The Center constructed its new home atop Oak Hill at the end of Canoas Garden Road in 1960. Presently 11 microwave transmitters are maintained at the County Communications Center by the County of Santa Clara, the City of San Jose, and the Federal Aviation Administration. The Center also transmits in radio waves. The County Communications building is in a restricted access area, on stable bedrock, and is seismically reinforced, to help it survive a major earthquake or other disaster. The County communications tower stands 435 feet above sea level. In the 1970s, AT&T Company followed suit and built a communications tower just south of the County center. AT&T’s tower stands 430 feet above sea level and AT&T operates five microwave paths. These prominent features lead the area to be called Communications Hill.
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Communications Hill Tower