Hiking Project Logo

Mummy Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

Enjoy meadows, woods, and wildflowers on a pretty ridge top trail along a high point—Mummy Mountain, of Coyote Ridge.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Point to Point

1,341' 409 m

High

992' 302 m

Low

311' 95 m

Up

350' 107 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open 8 a.m. to sunset.

Description

Mummy Mountain Trail is easily accessed from the Mendoza Ranch Entrance to Coyote Lake - Harvey Bear Ranch County Park on Roop Road. From the parking area, take the Access Trail to Mendoza Trail, and then take Mendoza Trail 0.3 miles. Just after passing Rancho La Polka Trail, Mummy Mountain Trail is on the right.

Beginning at the southern end of Mummy Mountain, the first 0.9 miles of Mummy Mountain Trail climb to the top of Coyote Ridge and Mummy Mountain. This climb begins gently in the grass hills. As the trail heads east to the wooded eastern side of Mummy Mountain/Coyote Ridge, it goes through alternating sections of woods and grass. In the open grass areas, there are good views of the countryside and Coyote Creek below. The climb steepens and after a final push, the trail flattens out. Making a U-turn at the 0.9 mile mark, to head northwest, the top of Mummy Mountain has been reached.

The top of Mummy Mountain is all broad flat meadows with spring wildflowers. There are views beyond the edges of this "table-top", but the immediate beauty is in these high meadows. Take your time to enjoy ambling through them for over 0.5 miles. There is a picnic table and viewpoint bench along the way.

At about the 1.5 mile mark, the trail enters a short, thinly wooded section and begins its descent to the north end of Mummy Mountain. After one more small grassy area, the trail enters the woods for the rest of the way as it descends on the eastern side of Coyote Ridge. Coyote Lake can be seen below, through breaks in the trees.

Mummy Mountain Trail finishes its descent and ends at a saddle in Coyote Ridge, at the Mendoza Trail 1.7-mile mark.

Flora & Fauna

Deer. Grass and woods. A large variety of spring wildflowers.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#11112

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#1,185

in California

#11,112

Overall
58 Views Last Month
919 Since Apr 13, 2018
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Purple smooth vetch and other spring wildflowers along Mummy Mountain Trail.
Apr 15, 2018 near San Martin, CA
Palassou Ridge is in the distance on the east side of Coyote Lake (below), as Mummy Mountain Trail travels through purple smooth vetch wildflowers.
Apr 15, 2018 near San Martin, CA
Lupine along Mummy Mountain Trail
Apr 15, 2018 near San Martin, CA
Mummy Mountain Trail travels through a high meadow covered with purple smooth vetch flowers in the spring. Palassou Ridge is in the distance (upper right) on the other side of Coyote Lake.
Apr 15, 2018 near San Martin, CA
Coyote Creek, below, flows into Coyote Lake, from the southeast, seen from high on Mummy Mountain Trail.
Apr 15, 2018 near San Martin, CA
California buttercups along Mummy Mountain Trail.
Apr 15, 2018 near San Martin, CA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 25 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Apr 14, 2018
Joan Pendleton