San Jose, California
Mount Umunhum (which roughly translates to "Hummingbird" in Ohlone Indian, pronounced UHM-un-uhm) is a major landmark in the south Bay Area and a truly unique peak. This newly opened, nearly 4-mile Mount Umunhum Trail extends from the Bald Mountain Parking Area to the summit, crossing through the varied habitats of the mountain and offering stunning views of the valley below.
This multi-use trail offers easy-to-moderate terrain for hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders and, at the summit, will be the highest point on the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Mount Umunhum is the fourth-highest peak in the California Santa Cruz Mountains. It is sometimes referred to as Mount Um by locals.
Directions: Take Hwy 17 south towards Santa Cruz. Take the East Los Gatos Rd Exit. Merge onto Los Gatos Saratoga Rd. Turn left on Los Gatos Blvd. Turn right onto Shannon Rd. Turn right onto Hicks Rd. Then turn right onto Mount Umunhum Rd. Go 1.7 miles, parking will be on the left. NOTE ***PARKING IS LIMITED. PLEASE CONSIDER CARPOOLING FROM ALMADEN QUICKSILVER WOODS PARKING AT THE CORNER OF HICKS & MOUNT UMUNHUM ROAD***
***PARKING IS LIMITED. PLEASE CONSIDER CARPOOLING***
Hike start time promptly at 10am
Drive Time: 50 minutes – Parking: Free – No Dogs Allowed