Mt. El Sombroso via Woods Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Mt. El Sombroso via Woods Trail is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Almaden, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2276 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This trail has lots of shade and it's very comfortable. Not crowded. Good view! Bring water during the summer.

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25 days ago

This trail opened to public on Sep 17 2017 after 1.5 years and $25 million dollar restoration effort.

This is nice moderate 7.4 miles out and back trail.
The best parking spot is Bald Mountain parking spot 1.6 miles up mt. Umunhum road and Hicks road intersection. There are about 10 spots + 4 on the sides. Gets filled up early so go there before 7:30 am to get a spot.

The views are spectacular and once on the top, you will be rewarded with gentle breeze.

26 days ago

you will enjoy every minute

1 month ago

A great hike to finish this trails in the area for the Sierra Azul Ridge! Trails open to public officially 2017 September 18!

1 month ago

finally opens September 17th 2017. can't wait!

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4 months ago

Most recently the Mt Umunhum road is closed. So you can't go further at the point when you must go on Barlow Road to return to Mt Umunhum road. Thus this trail is not a loop anymore.
Anyway, the trail is perfect. It has a lot of shades and it's very comfortable. Not crowded. Good view!

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Thursday, September 08, 2016