Past Meetup

Day Hikers - Monte Bello Open Space Preserve (15 miles w/ 2,500 ft gain)

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8:30 AM Saturday, November 16, approx 15 miles with 2500 ft elev gain

Join us as we hike through 5 open space preserves (Coal Creek; Russian Ridge; Skyline Ridge; Long Ridge; and return via Monte Bello with a smidgen of Stevens Creek County Park).

Bring lunch and liquids for the entire day.

Please call Debbie Benham at 650/224-6940 if you’ve not hiked with the Dayhikers before. SierraClub asks you to sign their usual liability waiver.

LEADERS: Debbie Benham, 650/224-6940; Rosemary Brisco,


Start on the Meadow Trail -- Clouds Rest Trail -- cross Hwy 35 -- get to Alder Spring Trail -- Ancient Oaks Trail -- curve around Alpine Rd on .3 trail -- Bay Area Ridge Trail -- to Alpine Pond -- continue on Bay Area Ridge Trail to Horsehoe Lake -- go by Christmas Tree farm over Tree Farm Hill trail -- Chestnut Trail -- cross Hwy 35 and get on Grizzly Flat Trail -- follow Canyon Trail and back to the 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.

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