Come and enjoy a hike through oak-studded grasslands while climbing to the top of 2,800 ft. Black Mountain which affords spectacular views of the entire Bay Area. This is a moderately strenuous 5-6 mile hike with an elevation gain of 840 Ft. We will hike down the Canyon Trail and then climb to the top of Black Mountain via the Bella Vista Trail. Windbreaker and warm clothing are mandatory since the temperature at the top can be as low as 45°F and winds can be 30 MPH or greater. Hiking boots are strongly recommended. Bring water. Meet at carpool point #6.
Directions to LPSS carpool point #6 (Page Mill / 280 Park 'N Ride): Exit 280 onto Page Mill Road west (Los Altos Hills) in Palo Alto. The lot is next to the freeway. If looking for overflow parking, beware of the "No Parking" signs along Arastradero. Map: http://tinyurl.com/2tq9rk