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Sierra Azul 5.4 Miles

  • Feb 19, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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This moderate 5.4 mile out and back hike is a great introduction to Sierra Azul's varied landscapes.

Sierra Azul 5.4 miles and get closer to Mount Umunhum

Distance: 5.4 miles

Elevation: 1000 feet.

Duration: 2-3 hours.

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficulty

Location for carpool and meet before the hike: Click HERE

Taco Bell
5431 Camden Ave
San Jose, Ca

From Taco Bell to the trail head: Click HERE

My Cell Number: (408)[masked]


Trail head:  Click HERE
Trail Head on the corners of Mt. Umunhum Road and Woods Road

Woods Road/Barlow Road/Mt. Umunhum Road

Start from the parking lot on the wide fire road, Woods Trail (gate SA06). This trail is used by cyclists and equestrians, so stay alert for traffic throughout your hike. Mount Umunhum's summit, marked by a large six-story concrete building, is visible uphill in the distance as the trail makes its way at a nearly level pace into a lightly wooded area.

GPS Coordinates* for Trailhead:
Latitude 37°10'31.75"N
Longitude 121°51'51.33"W


Please be aware that we expect you to take responsibility for your safety while we are out on the trails. This means being prepared with adequate hiking gear and making sure the difficulty level of the event IS NOT beyond the limits of your health & conditioning. We understand that your "Yes" RSVP to this event means you accept this.

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With over 17,300 acres, Sierra Azul Open Space
Preserve sprawls over the flanks of Mount Umunhum, in its namesake mountain range just southwest of San Jose. Sierra Azul rivals some of the largest state parks in the Bay Area for sheer size and diversity, with chaparral, redwood groves, mixed woodlands, headwaters, and grassy slopes, all just a short drive from San Jose.

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  • Prasad

    Awesome hike with a good pace ! And the 1.8 mile extra was a great workout :-)

    February 20, 2012

  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    We will meet at Taco Bell at 8:50AM and leave the parking lot at 9AM Sharp. Please be on time or meet us at the trail head.

    February 18, 2012

  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    For people carpool from Milpitas, Fremont and the nearby area. Please meet us at:

    Starbucks in Milpitas
    1197 East Calaveras Blvd.
    Milpitas, Ca 95035
    Milpitas' carpool will leave at 8:00AM.

    Please pay your drivers $10 per person BEFORE they leave the parking lot.

    February 17, 2012

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