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
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