Loma Prieta Peak, 3791 ft (1155 m)
Near Uvas Canyon County Park
Knibbs' Knob Trail Head
Cumulative elevation gain:
Advance planning typically required for permit:
Google for 'uvas bahiker'.
Neil Mishalov's topo map
Description and other notes:
Take Knibbs' (or Nibbs') Knob Trail in Uvas Canyon County Park which climbs steeply about 1500' in 1.8 miles. (For comparison, Mission Peak hike from Fremont climbs 'only' 2200 ft over 3 miles.) You should catch our breath at the park's boundary, and turn right on Summit Rd (also known as Mount Madonna Rd). The rest of the hike, along the route copied from
Neil Mishalov's site
, should be easier after this climb. Mount Madonna Road => Loma Prieta Road => Summit Trail => Steep Dirt Trail => Mount Madonna Road => Knibbs Knob Trail => Uvas Canyon County Park.
Henry Coe Mountains seen from Knibbs' Trail. Route 101 is covered by fog.
Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay and Santa Lucia Mountains.
Loma Prieta Peak.
South-East view from Loma Prieta Peak.
The road on private property that goes on Loma Prieta Peak.