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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Point to Point

3,454' 1,053 m

High

2,319' 707 m

Low

1,138' 347 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Description

This trail was opened to the public on September 18, 2017. The trail starts at the parking lot of Bald Mountain Trail.

It climbs steadily (1,300 ft) for 3.7 miles to the summit of Mount Umunhum, the highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The trail is excellent and easy to follow, making its way up lots of switchbacks to ease the climb. Along the way to the summit, it goes through a variety of trees such as oak, madrone, manzanita etc.

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Shlomo Waser

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Photos

Guadalupe Creek Overlook
Sep 28, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Looking towards the valley from Guadalupe Creek Overlook, late one August afternoon.
Aug 10, 2019 near Almaden…, CA
Up ahead is Mt. Umunhum summit
Nov 11, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
View south from Mount Umunhum.
Mar 17, 2024 near Lexingt…, CA
Historical Radar Tower on the summit of Mount Umunhum.
Sep 28, 2017 near Lexingt…, CA
Steps in last section of the Mount Umunhum Trail, leading to the summit.
Sep 30, 2017 near Lexingt…, CA
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Jan 21, 2023
Tilman Giese
Jul 20, 2019
Duncan M
Beware: trail maps at the parking lots are misleading. The "you are here" bubbles are incorrect on several of these maps. (As of July 20, 2019) 4mi — 1h 30m
May 21, 2019
Jaehong Park
May 6, 2018
Jessica Mutschler
Oct 13, 2017
Joan Pendleton
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