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BMHS Monte Bello OSP + 3 Parks rain or shine Hike

3/1/2014                   Monte Bello OSP + 3 Parks                    Sat               3C

3C hike : approximately 14 miles and 2400 ft. of elevation gain.

Meeting time- 9:45 AM at Monte Bello OSP parking length

Hike description: We will hike up via White Oak Trail to Skid Road Trail, then into Skyline Ridge OSP where we will take Christmas Farm Trail to Chestnut Trail with a short lunch stop at a nice picnic area; then into Long Ridge OSP and take Grizzly Flat Trail through Upper Stevens Creek County Park and then Canyon Trail back to Monte Bello OSP parking lot (optional more strenuous variation is to take Indian Creek Trail to Black Mountain and then return via Old Ranch Trail to Bella Vista Trail to Canyon trail and back to our starting point).


What to bring: Rain gear, boots, poles, water, lunch, and snacks to share after the hike. Dress in layers.

Planned duration of hike: 5 hours

Directions to trailhead/parking lot The preserve's main entrance is on Page Mill Road, 7 miles west of Highway 280 and 1.5 miles east of Skyline Boulevard. Parking is available for 45 cars. Additional parking is available at the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve parking area, located directly across Page Mill Road.


This hike is happening rain or shine. I expect the route to be modified or shortened, depending on the weather conditions.


No host carpool at page mill park and ride: 9:15 am

No host carpool at Edgewood road/highway 280 at 9:00 am

or meet at Monte Bello OSP Parking Lot at 9:45

Leaders:  Stephen Uhler, hiking [at] thinkingcow.net

The events posted here are only some of the events we run each month. Find out about events offered by Black Mountain Hiking Section and, if you desire, join us by going to http://lp.sierraclub.org/bmg/Default.aspx

All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver at the beginning of the event. If you would like to read the Liability Waiver before you choose to participate on an outing, go to: http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/signinwaiver.PDF

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be at the page mill park n ride. Hope to grab a carpool.

    February 28, 2014

  • stephen u

    I have changed the details of this hike:
    - there is only one official distance option, which longer than the initial one
    - the route specified is only a suggestion - I plan to change it to accommodate the weather
    - Rain will not cancel this hike

    February 27, 2014

  • Christina

    as hard rain has been attacking the bay area since Wed till the weekend. I would like to confirm that this hiking event won't be canceled.

    February 26, 2014

  • Brie

    Also, I can hike real fast, at avg of 3 to 3.5 mph consistently. What is the expected speed of this hike?

    February 25, 2014

    • Sharon C

      Our pace is usually 2.5 to 2.7 mph.

      February 25, 2014

  • Brie

    I have an appointment at 4pm in San José. I don't know the pace of this group, but do you think we can finish by 3pm?

    February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to carpool and plan to be at the Page Mill Park & Ride at 9 am. Would anyone want to join me?
    Text me if you will come by 9:[masked]

    February 24, 2014

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