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Mount Madonna CP 9.8 Mi Moderate Hike

November 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CARPOOL REQUEST COMMENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THE GROUP. Please read below how to carpool.

Distance 9.8 miles, counter-clockwise loop.
Hiking Time 5 hours
Elevation Gain/ Loss ± 1329 feet
Difficulty Moderate
Official Trail Use No Dogs

Please read our tutorial for hiking in the sun:
https://www.sleeplateandhike.com/tutorials/how-to-hike-in-the-sun/

Recommended Map:

http://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Documents/MtMadonnaGuideMap.pdf

MEETING PLACE: Blackhawk Canyon Road parking lot.

Please use the Google Maps link above to familiarize yourself with the trip and explore various route options from your home. Zoom in all the way.

The GPS locations below and the map link above are accurate enough to find us by looking around with your eyes when you get there.

(Most Cars) GPS Degrees Minutes Seconds Format:

37°05’31″N 121°32’33″W

(Google Maps) GPS Degrees Decimal Format:

[masked], [masked]

Parking: Blackhawk Canyon Road parking lot.

Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to find parking, and walk to the trail head.

Carpooling: We will use this link for carpooling:

https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/dma6hn

Please sign up here.

CARPOOLING MANNERS:

Please refrain from trying to negotiate your carpool in the comments, as it is equivalent to sending multiple “Reply All” emails to everyone.

Please start your carpool quest, by first adding yourself to the carpool link above.

Then, use the contact info provided by the driver or rider in the link above to contact them directly and privately.

Please be considerate of others and resist the urge to “Reply All”.

Thank you for understanding.

HIGHLIGHTS

One of the most majestic of Santa Clara County’s regional park and recreation areas. This 3,688 acre park is dominated by the redwood forest so characteristic of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. To the east, the park overlooks the Santa Clara Valley, to the west, Monterey Bay. As the slopes of Mt. Madonna descend toward the valley, the landscape changes from redwood forest to oak woodland, dense chaparral and grassy meadows.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO TRAIL HEAD

The Google map link near the top will give you directions.

FACILITIES/ TRAIL HEAD

There is a toilet beside the parking area. The trail head is on the north side of Prospect Road, across from the parking area.

TRIAL HIKING DIRECTIONS

Merry Go Round Trail to Loop Trail to Ridge Trail.

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Details

Date:
November 9
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/SleepLateAndHike/events/263538848/

Venue

Sprig Lake
5298 Hecker Pass Road
Gilroy, CA 95020 us
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