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Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

A moderate 5.3 mile loop with a 900-foot climb. A great springtime wildflower hike!
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5.3 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview:  Spring in the Silicon Valley is an amazing time! The hillsides turn vibrant green and wildflowers sprout up everywhere! Only 20... more »

Tips:  •On the brisk April day of our visit, it was really cold and windy. A wind/rain jacket in the late winter/early spring might not be a ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Former Black Mountain Ranch

Site of former ranch and junction of Monte Bello Road and Indian Creek Trail.

2. Black Mountain Peak

Elevation ~2750 feet. You'll see Rancho San Antonio Open Space to the northeast and Skyline Ridge Open Space to the southwest.

3. Nice Variety of Wildflowers

Between White Oak and Indian Creek trails. Lots of Ranunculus and a few different Lupines.