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San Jose, California
December 18th, 2010
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Alameda County
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Sunol Regional Wilderness
December 18th, 2010
10:00 AM

The Place

Tree covered valley

Sunol Regional Wilderness-Bedrock mortars used by Native Americans for pounding acorns that were found in the area are reminders of Sunol's first inhabitants. For the past century, however, the land known today as Sunol Regional Wilderness was used almost exclusively as ranch land. Under the East Bay Regional Park District's multi-use land management policy, cattle continue to graze in the 6,859-acre wilderness. Today, camping, picnicking, hiking, back-packing and equestrian trail rides attract thousands of park visitors a year. Visitors should bring drinking water because there is no drinking water in the park.

Floweres on the hillside

 

Walking the Walk

We will hike a 7 mile loop beginning at Ohlone Road to Backpack Road.  We will go into the backpack camp and up several hills to the meeting spot, and take McCorke Trail back to the parking lot.Level 3.5 – Miles 7 – Elevation 1,000’ Hosts: Andrea & John

Waterfall

Directions:

From San Jose, take 680N towards Sacramento for 21 miles.  Take the Calaveras Rd/State Hwy 84W exit towards Sunol.  Turn right at Calaveras Rd and drive for about 4 miles, and then turn left at Geary Rd.  After the pay station, continue to the end of the road and park in the furthest parking lot.

Travel time from San Jose: 45 minutes

 

Know Before You Go:

Parking Fee: $5
Visitors should bring drinking water because there is no drinking water in the park.
Dogs allowed on a leash for a $2 fee
Dress appropriately. Layers are suggested
Restrooms - available near the parking lot

 



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