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50 mi 81 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 3 Trails Intermediate Trails 10 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

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gem Favorite The Valley of the Heart's Delight (AKA San Jose and its countryside) offers a beautiful scene from the summit of Bald Mountain.

Bald Mountain Viewpoint

(6) Almaden…, CA

Recommended Routes in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve - 2

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Favorite Guadalupe Creek Overlook
Intermediate

Mount Umunhum Summit and Back

8.3 mi 13.3 km 1,195' Up 364.28 m Up 1,195' Down 364.29 m Down

Almaden…, CA
Favorite The Valley of the Heart's Delight (AKA San Jose and its countryside) offers a beautiful scene from the summit of Bald Mountain.
Easy

Bald Mountain Out and Back

1.6 mi 2.5 km 110' Up 33.57 m Up 110' Down 33.54 m Down

Almaden…, CA

Trails in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve - 11

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0.7 mi 1.1 km #1Bald Mountain Trail
Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
Easy
Almaden Valley, CA
5.5 mi 8.8 km #2Kennedy Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
6.5 mi 10.5 km #3Woods Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
5.6 mi 9.1 km #4Bay Area Ridge Trail: Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve—Mount Um…
Intermediate/Difficult
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Almaden Valley, CA
12.0 mi 19.3 km #5Bay Area Ridge Rail: Sierra Azul Open Space and Lexington Rese…
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
4.7 mi 7.6 km #6Bay Area Ridge Trail: Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Intermediate/Difficult
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Almaden Valley, CA
4.0 mi 6.4 km #7Mount Umunhum Trail
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate
Almaden Valley, CA
4.0 mi 6.4 km #8Priest Rock Trail
Intermediate
Los Gatos, CA
Intermediate
Los Gatos, CA
5.1 mi 8.2 km #9Limekiln Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Gatos, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #10Barlow Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Almaden Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Almaden Valley, CA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11Summit Trail
Easy
Lexington Hills, CA
Easy
Lexington Hills, CA

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Mt. Umunhum in the distance on the left, Mt. Thayer closer, on the right, as Kennedy Trail approaches its final climb to end near Mt. El Sombroso in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Feb 24, 2017 near Lexingt…, CA
Guadalupe Creek Overlook
Sep 28, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Enjoy stunning views from the Priest Rock / Kennedy Trail intersection.
Feb 7, 2017 near Lexingt…, CA
The Valley of the Heart's Delight (AKA San Jose and its countryside) offers a beautiful scene from the summit of Bald Mountain.
Feb 26, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Moss-covered trees are abundant in the woods along the Woods Trail. Coastal fog keeps everything moist.
Feb 12, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Quicksilver Park hills of Capitancillos Ridge, South San Jose, and the East Bay Hills in the distance, as seen looking northeast from high on Kennedy Trail
Feb 24, 2017 near Lexingt…, CA
The morning sun sweeping across the mountain.
Oct 27, 2018 near Almaden…, CA
Mt. Umunhum, 3,488 ft., as seen from the north
Sep 1, 2017 near Lexingt…, CA