Explore the newly opened Mt. Umunhum
The drive to the trailhead is long and windy
Meet at EVHS @6:30
Depart via Car pool from EVHS @6:45 a.m.
Meet at the Trail head - Bald Mountain 7:15 a.m.
Hope to be on the trail by 7:30-7:45
85- exit at Camden
Right on Hicks Rd. (long windy road)
Right on Mt. Umunhum Rd. - parking lot on the left.
Do not go to 1st parking lot you see on the right. Bald Mountain parking lot is a couple miles up on the left.
3.7 miles to the Summit - 7.4 miles round trip
*Be careful using Google Maps as it may take you to another area.
If you have lived in San Jose and occasionally looked west to the Santa Cruz Mountains you have seen the peak with the interesting box on top. That is Mt. Umunhum. From 1957 to 1980 that box served as the base of a radar used by the US Air Force to monitor our airspace during the Cold War. The area has been cleaned up and prepared to be visited by the public to experience expansive views and natural beauty. It will be open to the public for the first time on Sept. 18. The FIT Hiking Club will be exploring it on September 24 at 7 a.m.
FIT Hikes of 2017
January - Ranch Canada Del Oro
March - Mt. Diablo
June - Berry Creek Falls
Sept. - Mt. Umunhum