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Resting Place of the Hummingbirds

Lower part of the trail was fire roads, but steady upward.  At the connecter, gets even steeper and it’s a good workout, but with periodic…

Hum up um

First time up to mt. Umunhum! Trail was much more gradual than expected. Perfect weather conditions and crystal clear skies. Saw one deer 🙂 not…

Three for first and five to go!

Trail clear. Wild flowers of all sorts and poison oak thriving. Cool in the shade. Warm in the sun. Breezy and cold at the top…

Mt Um above Silicon Valley

Easy ascent on a Sunday seeing a couple dozen people and a few mtn bikers. The trail is clear and well groomed.

Last minute change of plans

The plan was Mount Sizer Loop, however while driving to Morgan Hill, I wasn’t feeling mentally and physically ready for the challenge so decided last…

FiveSix – Mt. Umumhum

Wonderful hike on a beautiful day. Best views, lots of shade and well-paved trial. Lovely hike with kid..

Hikers in the Mist

Started the hike with clearing skies,  that quickly decided to defy weather reports.   Temps in the low 60s and a fine mist made for perfect…

Mount Umunhum

It was a rainy day and I had a good time. The trail was mostly shaded and views of bay area from the top was…

All Alone on Mount Umunhum

I decided to get off work early to summit Mt. Umunhum. In the past I have gone and the trails have been crowded with mountain…

Mount Umunhum Summit!!

Great weather today!! Amazing hike on the way driving home from Santa Barbara. We saw a total of 3 ancient VW bugs in the woods…

Umunhum Forever

This is the a very beautiful and scenic trail.  Many wildflowers and plenty of shade. AllTrails said 16 miles and it was more than 20…

Umunhum

Hot. Really hot. And buggy. But it’s shaded up top and there are nice places to sit and enjoy the view. We did this one…

Hummingbird hike

Mt Umunhum fully reopened on this day, including the section at the very top noted as closed on the SoCal hiker website.  They had a…

Mount Umunhum

Wonderful, well maintained trail. 360 degree views at the top due to clear skies. Shady for majority of the hike. Not crowded for a Saturday…

Umunumg the Clouds

Great Hike! We parked at the Sierra Azul open space parking on Hicks road and Mt Umunhum road. It starts as a flat fire road…

Mt. Um where is the view? unum

A storm was coming later in the day so the summit was fogged in, cold and windy, but the conditions on the trail were beautiful. …

Mt Um

Fairly easy trail starting from the Bald Mountain parking lot. Lots of fog rolling in and out. The trail is nicely shaded and there was…

Mt. Umunhum

Very good hike, there is tree cover for majority of the hike. Last stretch of the hike has stairs/paved road and a shaded shelter at…

Clear skies and happy trails

Tips Bring water and extra snacks The trail has some areas with a lot of gravel, hiking poles help a lot. Bring a wild flower…

Mt. where’s the view

Trail Conditions were good. Well maintained except for few minor obstacles. Easy Hike, weather was really wonderful. Please start early as the parking is limited.…

Mt. Umunhum

Short and sweet hike. Started around 10:30 AM and we were back around 2 PM. Parking will be an issue if you are in a…

Umm…. Umunhum

Cold, clear, and beautiful.  Trail was clear, dry and packed.  Loved that most of the trail was wide enough to have 2 people walking next…

Mt. Um….

Technically there was a couple of bugs 😏. And they fixed the box.

Mt Umunhum

Excellent hike, highly recommend to start early to catch the sunrise.

Beginners’ luck

It was overcast to start with, we were at the gate 5 minutes before 7. Gate were closed and at 7 gate opened. Since we…

Mount Umunhum: 17.5 Miles

It was a solo hike. Started Almaden Quicksilver County park: Woods Trailhead – Mount Umunhum  17.5 Miles loop. Trail was good, weather was windy, bit…

Monday Funday 🍀🍀

The weather was beautiful. There were lots of lizards out basking in the sun.  It was nice to see the building at the summit was…

Mt. Umumumunununhum

Great trail. Small parking lot so get there early or mid-day for hiker switch-out.

Mt. Umunhum

It was such a wonderful day for this beautiful 14 miles hike to Mt. Umunhum.   The views from the top of the summit were stunning.…

Mt. Umunhum

It was such a wonderful day for this beautiful 14 miles hike to Mt. Umunhum.   The views from the top of the summit were stunning.…

Cool and sunny day

Busy Day on the trail.  Lower lot was full early, so we parked at the top and reversed our course.  Cool, breezy but sunny day. …

Mt umunhum

It was great hike and beautiful view!

Umunhum

First time hiking in the snow! It was beautiful!!

First peak – snow?!?

Great hike!  Beautiful views!  We encountered wildflowers and snow too.  First time here.

Weighted Umunhum

Did this one solo and real quick! Wore my weight vest with 21lbs and then my running vest with water and snacks over it. It…

Switchbacks are my jam….

Beautifully maintained parking area with restrooms and well marked trails with a wonderful shaded pergola/picnic area to stop for a bite of lunch.  Once you…

Mt Umunhum #1

Great warm up hike with well groomed trails and beautiful views.

Umm…completed Umunhum

This was the first of the six hikes. The drive up to the trailhead (Bald Mountain) was really beautiful and I found that I wanted…

Cue Ball

19Feb22 2nd Peak. Short and easy hike.

Mount Umunhum

This is probably the easiest of the 6 peaks for 2022 challenge. It’s well shade and steady incline.

Why are there stairs?!

Great way to ease into the six pack challenge! Incline wasn’t too bad and there were plenty of switch backs. The view at the top…

Mount Umumhum

We started at 7:30am. The parking lot is very empty when we arrived, there were only 4-5 cars. When we returned at 10:30am, the lot…

Starting with Umunhum

Started the hike around 8:30 am and there was plenty of parking spots. Trail is easy to follow and a straightforward out and back. The…

Mt. Umunhum “the box”

This is my first time doing the Northern California Six Packs of Peaks Challenge, and Mt. Umunhum was the first 1/6 peaks I completed thus…

Finished it up

Well marked, straightforward hike. Finished in 2h10m.

2022 MOUNT UMUNHUM

This was my 1st peak to hike. I started my hike at the Bald Mountain parking lot. The weather was nice and sunny. Halfway up…

Mt. Umunhum – the long way!

We started at Sierra Azul parking lot (by accident :)) and ended up hike close to 17 miles roundtrip as it took almost 5 miles…

Girl Group up Mt Umunhum

I decided to host a hike for the Girls Who Hike NorCal Group and 12 hikers joined so it’s was a little struggle for all…

Mt Uhm…

Great day for our 1/6 hike. Temps in low-mid 50s. Met a lot of other people doing the same challenge, bcz we had the peaks…

Umunhum Triple

With a geocaching CITO (cache in, trash out) clean up event scheduled for 9 am at the summit, a relatively new multi-stage geocache with stages…

Beautiful Mt Umunhum Hike

The trail conditions were great, although the very last part was closed due to bad conditions, not sure why, so we hiked around and reached…

Mt. U!

Very beautful pretty chill hike, perfect temp and lovely rest houses at the top!   ]the trail to the summit is closed but you can…

Top Down Mt. Umunhum

What a beautiful trail.  It is about 3′ wide and mostly smooth, packed dirt, free of large rocks and stumps.  We started mid morning from…

Mt Umunhum with Elaine

We did this hike in 2021 and were happy to be repeating it in 2022.  The trail is well-maintained and relatively easy, so it was…

Mt. Umunhum

Mettup group Explore the Bay (ETB) organized by David Hsieh.

Umunhum summit

Started the hike early and got to see the sun come up across the beautiful Sierra azul preserve . Some families , but no bikers…

Up the Hummingbird Mountain

Beautiful hike just like last year’s. The sun got warmer as I approached the summit, but it was great going back down. This was my…

The first of many

We arrived at the trailhead just after sunrise. There was a light excited electricity in the air, this would be the first peak. Truthfully, 2…

Mt Umunhum

The weather was cool. We got there early so there was plenty of parking and almost no traffic on the way up. Lovely morning hike.

Mt Umunhum 2022

Our first time to Mt Umunhum. Trail is lovely, mostly shaded at this time of year. Beautiful madrones, bush poppies and some white-flowered ceanothus. We…

reverse order

The Bald Mountain Trailhead parking lot was full.  So I parked at the summit and hiked down to the trailhead and then back up.  Beautiful…

Kicking off the challenge

1/6 done. Good way to start, trail was nice and easy. The peak had some cool historical stuff to look at, but unfortunately a large…

Mount Uhmunum

Great day for a hike.  Perfect weather.  Nice company.

Mount Umunhum Umami ?

Beautiful hike with spectacular views throughout the entire hike. It was not a strenuous hike however there was a lot of loose gravel that can…

Um….Umunhum

Spur of the moment hike with Katherine.  Nice cool shady afternoon hike.  Enjoyed the warm sunshine and a charcuterie plate at the top before hiking…

Mt Umunhum

Started at 4:15 am and made it to the top to watch the sunrise 🌅

Umdumrum

Very well maintained trail and shady, need to share with mountain bikers and trail runners.

Mount Unumhum

Great trail, nicely carved and free of debris. Several small walking bridges along the route. Great views. The last small part of the trail was…

Mt Umunhum

Did the long way up ! 16 mile round trip. Great day to hike. A little hazy at the top so view wasn’t super clear…

Mt Umunhum

We are a bubble of 6 ppl, hiked 17miles (even though Strava says 19m), from Woods Trail up to Mt Umunhum and back. Here is…

Mount Umunhum

Started at 4;15am to reach summit by sunrise

Peak #1: Mt Umunhum

Relatively easy hike with lots of shade. Recommended to start early (parking lot opens at 7am) if hiking in big groups since parking is limited.…

Up Umunhum

It was beautiful clear day, not windy or chilly.

Mt Um

Perfect day for a hike – beautiful, clear weather

Umunhum One

Longest hike I’ve completed in over 10 years.  Great to be back at it!  Trail was well maintained, only a couple spots got a little…

Mount Umunhum

The cool canopy of trees, switchback trail, and moderate elevation grade made this the perfect hike to kick off the Six Peak challenge. Our group…

First of 6 Peaks

It was a good hike. Nice weather , shaded , zigzag with moderate incline. The only heart pumping part was the stairs at the end…

Mt. Umunhum summit

Trail was clear with some cyclists, other hikers. Saw and heard some loud black birds, some little fuzzy caterpillars. The overlook was a little foggy,…

Busy Day at Umunhum

I wanted to start at the Bald Mountain parking lot, but it was full when I got there! So we parked at the summit parking…

Mt. Um is done!

Great hike.  It was very easy to follow.  I wish I had brought my kids, it was actually not too hard at all!

Umunhum

Perfect January day for our first hike of the 2022 challenge. We got a later start than usual and met at the lot at 10:30am…

Umunhum Done

Gorgeous day & so excited to kick this year’s challenge off! Here we go!

Umunhumunumhunum

Early start seeing the sunrise was inspiring and our views only got better and better.  Loved the sound of running water and seeing the cute…

Peak 1/6 EZ Umunhum January 23 2022

Parked at Bald Mountain lot, arrived a little before 7:30 AM. Enjoyed the sunrise on our way up to the site. Just 3 other vehicles…

Peak 1/6 EZ Umunhum January 23 2022

Parked at Bald Mountain lot, arrived a little before 7:30 AM. Enjoyed the sunrise on our way up to the site. Just 3 other vehicles…

Hmmm, did someone say Umunhum?

We reached by 7 am and were almost the first ones there. We saw a beautiful sunrise in the parking lot! The trail was so…

Ummm….Umunhum!

Such a gorgeous day to hike Mt. Umunhum with friends! Started with a gorgeous pre sunset sky! Series of switchbacks that gradually inclines slightly. Not…

Umunhum is um done ✅

Started at about 10:30.  Was a beautiful day – clear views.  Parking lot is tiny but didn’t have too wait long.  Saw an adorable little…

Mt. Umunhum

15.4 miles roundtrip from the trailhead at Hicks Rd. via the Woods Trail.

Mount umunhum

Nice views, weather no to many hikers.

Mount Umunhum

A beautiful day to start my Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge!

Mt. UMMMM

Great hike, perfect weather.

Mt. Umunhum

Gorgeous sunny day! Well maintained, well marked trail.  BONUS: fairly clean bathrooms at the trailhead as well as at the summit!

Mount Umunhum

We started at around 12 in the afternoon with friends group. Started from Bald mountain parking lot. It was cloudy and the trail had lot…

Ummm yes

It was a lovely day with an easy trail

Meandering Mount Umunhum

Loved this first hike of the 6 Peaks Challenge. It was a beautiful clear day and the views from the top were amazing. The trail…

Mt Umunhum

Parking full at 830 am, got to leave earlier.

Restful Humming to the Mount

There is limited parking at the trailhead. Start early to get parking (or to get respite from the heat in the peak summer). Another option…

Mt Umunhum

Parking very limited at Bald Mountain Parking lot. Parked at the very top & hiked down then up. Windy at the top warmed up quick.…

Mt. Umunhum

Great hike with perfect weather to enjoy the local outdoors.

NorCal 1/6

It was quite an adventure for my group. Waking up at 6.30am to take (2) buses from Emeryville to SF, take the first weekend Caltrain…