October-December 2018 activities of the SCMTA

Support the Trail Maintenance Group -

"If you enjoy hiking our trails please help maintain them!"

Trail maintenance sessions for the quarter are listed below:




Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail Oct.6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 leader Al Lisin 408/252-8106
Big Basin Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 leader Mike bbvtc.org@gmail.com
Castle Rock Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15 leader Kevin McDevitt 408/733-3333



For all hikes: Bring lunch, liquid and clothing appropriate for the season (summer fog, winter rain).
Some hikes may be canceled or changed due to the weather; please see statement in each hike description.
Call the hike leader if you are not sure.
For trail maintenance: Wear long pants, boots, and long-sleeved shirt and bring gloves as well as lunch and liquid.

Trailhead parking lots are always busy — carpool if you can

Click on the blue highlighted links to visit the parks on the schedule. Then, click on your browser's "back" button to return to this schedule.

October 6
Saturday

Trail Maintenance - Skyline to the Sea Trail— Al Lisin, (408) 252-8106, leads a group that maintains the Skyline to the Sea Trail. This group now meets on the first Saturday of the month. The group meets at 9:00 am. Please call Al for meeting place (which changes).

October 7
Sunday

Mount Madonna Sprig Lake/Mount Madonna County Park— A moderate 9 mile hike with approx 1,800ft elevation gain. Meet at the Sprig Lake parking lot, just off highway 152, at 9:30 a.m. or carpool from the Park and Ride at Highway 85 and Cottle Road at 8:45 a.m. Call Ed La Pointe at (408) 243-7194 or Mark Bowden (408) 785-8736.

October 13
Saturday

Big Basin Trail Maintenance— This group meets the second Saturday of each month. Meeting place may change from time to time. Bring water, lunch, and work gloves. Contact Mike at bbvtc.org@gmail.com for more info.

October 14
Sunday

Gazos Creek Road This will be an exploratory hike! Bring your sense of adventure. We will hike a total of approximately 10 miles towards Berry Creek falls, out and back. The trail is mostly shaded in redwood forest. Carpool at Los Gatos Municipal parking lot at 7.50 am. Or meet at 9.30 at trailhead at gate on Gazos Creek Road, six miles from Hwy 1. Gazos Creek intersection is just norh of the Hwy 1 brewing company. Jumana Latif.jslatif@gmail.com 408-515-6334

October 20
Saturday

Castle Rock State Park Trail Maintenance— The third Saturday of every month Kevin McDevitt leads trail work in the Castle Rock area. Meet at Saratoga Gap parking lot at 9:00. Call Kevin at (408) 733-3333. Bring boots and gloves, lunch and liquid. Tools are supplied but bring your own favorites if you prefer.

October 21
Sunday

HiddenVilla/Foothill Park Beginning at the Hidden Villa parking lot ($10 parking fee), we will hike up the Long Bunny Loop Trail and at the highest point branch uphill on an unnamed trail and then a paved private road to Page Mill Rd. We cross Page Mill and then hike to the Page Mill Trail descending from Los Trancos OSP to the Los Trancos Trail in Foothill Park. Then we hike the Toyon Trail to the park exit. Finally we hike a private road (Central Dr.) and a dirt road back to Hidden Villa. Distance is 9.5 miles and 1700' total elevation gain. Our lunch stop will be in Foothill Park. Mostly shady, but some sunny parts. Heavy rain will cancel. Carpool: Page Mill Rd. Park and Ride 9:00am Les Thompson-lespester@aol.com, 650-941-4621

October 28
Sunday

To be determined

November 3
Saturday

Trail Maintenance - Skyline to the Sea Trail— Al Lisin, (408) 252-8106, leads a group that maintains the Skyline to the Sea Trail. This group now meets on the first Saturday of the month. The group meets at 9:00 am. Please call Al for meeting place (which changes).

November 4
Sunday

Almaden Quicksilver County Park We will hike approximately 9 miles with some hills. Bring water, lunch and energy. Carpool from Meridian/280, at Saver's parking lot, at 8:15; or meet at the Almaden/Quicksilver/Mockingbird entrance at 9:00am. Mary Ellen (408) 885 0184

November 10
Saturday

Big Basin Trail Maintenance— This group meets the second Saturday of each month. Meeting place may change from time to time. Bring water, lunch, and work gloves. Contact Mike at bbvtc.org@gmail.com for more info.

November 11
Sunday

Marin Headlands Enjoy scenic coastal views in Marin Headlands. Start at Spencer Ave Park and Ride at 9:30am, clockwise loop via Morning Sun, Alta, SCA, Kirby Cove, Coastal and Rodeo Valley trails. Hope there is time to see Kirby Cove and Black Sands Beach where we can have lunch. About 10 miles and 1500' elevation gain moderate hike. Heavy Rain cancels. Carpool at Page Mill Park and Ride at 8:15am. Peter 650-521-4165

November 17
Saturday

Castle Rock State Park Trail Maintenance— The third Saturday of every month Kevin McDevitt leads trail work in the Castle Rock area. Meet at Saratoga Gap parking lot at 9:00. Call Kevin at (408) 733-3333. Bring boots and gloves, lunch and liquid. Tools are supplied but bring your own favorites if you prefer.

November 18
Sunday

Russian Ridge OSP Eat and drink, hike and plan future hikes, and enjoy the views on our annual potluck winery hike! This eight-mile hike is part loop, part out-and-back along the Ancient Oaks, Hawk Ridge, and Bay Area Ridge trails to Thomas Fogarty Winery. Anyone who is interested is invited to participate in a potluck lunch - just bring your choice of finger food or picnic food to share! We will plan the winter hike schedule over lunch, so please bring your calendar and your ideas for January, February, or March hikes. Heavy rain or rain and wind cancels as both the hike and the potluck are out in the open. Carpool at 9:05 from Page Mill / 280. Cathy howardc414@gmail.com.

November 25
Sunday

To be determined

December 1
Saturday

Trail Maintenance - Skyline to the Sea Trail— Al Lisin, (408) 252-8106, leads a group that maintains the Skyline to the Sea Trail. This group now meets on the first Saturday of the month. The group meets at 9:00 am. Please call Al for meeting place (which changes).

December 2
Sunday

To be determined

December 8
Saturday

Big Basin Trail Maintenance— This group meets the second Saturday of each month. Meeting place may change from time to time. Bring water, lunch, and work gloves. Contact Mike at bbvtc.org@gmail.com for more info.

December 9
Sunday

To be determined

December 15
Saturday

Castle Rock State Park Trail Maintenance— The third Saturday of every month Kevin McDevitt leads trail work in the Castle Rock area. Meet at Saratoga Gap parking lot at 9:00. Call Kevin at (408) 733-3333. Bring boots and gloves, lunch and liquid. Tools are supplied but bring your own favorites if you prefer.

December 16
Sunday

Pescadero Creek County Park Pescadero-Creek-Park From the Tarwater trail head, hike the Tarwater trail, Canyon trail, East brook trail, and Pomponio trail. Eat lunch at Shaw Flat trail camp. Continue on Pomponio trail and Shingle Mill trail back to the cars. Moderate hike of about 10 miles. Directions to Pescadero Creek Park: from Page Mill park and ride, take Page Mill to Alpine Road, left on Pomponio road to Tarwater Trailhead parking. Heavy rain/wind cancels. Carpool at Page Mill & 280 at 8:40. Hike Leader: Mark Bowden (408) 735-8736

December 23
Sunday

To be determined

December 30
Sunday

Henry Coe State Park The last hike of the year! We will do the Ponderosa trail, Frog Lake, Middle Ridge, Fish Trail and back to HQ for approximately 9 miles. Heavy rain cancels. Meet at 85 and Cottle at 8am or at Henry Coe park headquarters at 9am. Mary Ellen (408) 885-0184

Activity page updated October 6, 2017

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