Monte Bello OSP and Founder's Day Festival 7.5 mi/1500ft

  • Sep 14, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Bay Area Ridge Trail Coverage: 0mi

Meeting Point

Instead of parking at the event area, we will meet at the Main Monte Bello Parking Lot.  The parking for Los Trancos OSP is just opposite and you can park there, if the Monte Bello Parking lot is full, and walk across the road to the meeting point. I will start at 10:30am and hike to the event.  The parking lot is 1.5 mi from Skyline Blvd and 7.2 mi from 280.

GPS Coords: [masked],[masked]


Here's information on the event

After some time at the festival, we will do a 7 to 8 mi hike. We will take the White Oak Trail; Canyon Trail; Indian Creek Trail to Black Mountain.  Return will be by Old Ranch Trail; Bella Vista Trail and Canyon Trail.  If we finish early, we could do a quick loop on the San Andreas Fault Trail in Los Trancos OSP.

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After Hike Event

Homma's Brown Rice Sushi

2363 Birch St
Ste B
Palo Alto, CA 94306

MPORTANT NOTE: Joining this hike is entirely voluntary and participants signing up for this activity fully understand the risks associated with the activity. It is each hiker's responsibility to ensure that s/he is in sufficient fitness and health to participate in this hike and be prepared with the appropriate water, food, clothing, and first aid. Hike organizers make no warranties about the quality, safety, or supervision of these activities.By signing for this event, you are accepting all the rules of this hike.



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  • RZ

    Thanks Edmond. Great day, nice lunch.

    September 16, 2013

  • M&J

    It was a fun day with a moderate pace hike, great company, and Mike's mini picnic on top of the black Mountain. Coconut sorbet at Founders Day event was fantastic treat. I would love to attend more of these kind of hikes. Thanks Edmond

    September 15, 2013

  • Priscilla P.

    It was fun meeting y'all fellow hikers n getting fresh air in the sun (unlike some of u, I luvvvv it ;). The cheese, fruit n choc spread was wonderful, Mike! And free sandwiches n sorbet - win win!! Great trip overall Edmond ;)

    September 15, 2013

  • Julie c.

    Nice people, free yogurt, beautiful vistas, killer workout -- it was a great day. Thanks, everyone!

    September 14, 2013

  • annie b.

    Thanks for getting me back out & sweating!! Enjoyed catching up with you. See you again!

    September 14, 2013

  • LoJo

    Thanks Edmond. Really enjoyed the hike, the group, and the free lunch!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Priscilla P.

    Hi there,
    I'm thoroughly confused as to where we're meeting !
    1. I copy & pasted into my google map on my phone & iphone map
    Monte Bello Open Space preserve
    6000 Page Mill Rd.
    Palo Alto, CA
    ** but my phone says "no results found"
    2. Then i put in
    6000 Page Mill Rd.
    Palo Alto, CA
    and my phone say the same. "no results found"
    3. Then i put in
    Monte Bello Open Space preserve
    ** This puts me on the SE corner of the Skyline Ridge Open Space preserve on Skyline blvd, which is NOT in Palo Alto & NOT on Page Mill Rd.
    4. Then I put in the coordinates[masked],[masked]
    ** This puts me on Page Mill road somewhere on the SW end of the Los Trancos Open Space Reserve, which is NOT equivalent to Monte Bello Open Space preserve??



    September 13, 2013

    • Edmond

      GPS Coords are best as addresses are never accurate. My notes say that Los Trancos OSP is just opposite the Monte Bello parking, so it is the correct spot. You can also use the odometer to track the distance from 280 or Skyline Blvd. Read the instructions for the meeting point.

      September 13, 2013

  • Yuri

    I sprained my ankle last Sun. and is still healing. :( You guys have fun! :)

    September 13, 2013

  • Isabelle

    Soccer season started. Games are on Saturday.... Bummer

    September 11, 2013

  • Hampton (.

    I'm Hampton. Love to hike/walk. Unable to drive cuz of illness. Would love to share ride to SF. Live 1st exit to S. Novato. 3 min. off 101. Will meet anywhere in Marin and share expenses. Thank you! - Hampton[masked] hamptonlyons@

    September 9, 2013

  • joan O

    I'm looking for a ride too, RZ from either SF or any BART ststaion

    September 8, 2013

  • RZ

    Guys, will need a ride from SF or BART. If you offer one please let me know, send me an email: [masked] Thanks, Rafael.

    September 8, 2013

  • Priscilla P.

    I hope to join ya - sounds like a fun event ;)

    September 8, 2013

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