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Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve

The entire preserve covers 24 miles of trails.  The Mt. Umunhum Area hosts twelve thousand acre areas that are home to abundant wildlife including mountain lions, deer, bobcats, coyotes, and and fauna includes serpentine grasslands, chaparral, bay trees and oak woodland forests. Mt. Umunhum is a 3,486-foot mountain that is not accessible by trails.  Instead, the 6.2-mile Woods Trail that starts at the Jaques Ridge parking area, takes you to the 3,000-foot Mt. El Sombroso.  There are restrooms but no water availability so bring water and sun protection with you.


Dogs are not allowed in the Mt. Umunhum Area.

Disabled Access

Yes, parking and dirt trails are relatively flat for 3 miles.


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Intersection of Mt Umunhum Rd & Hicks Rd

Mt Umunhum Rd & Hicks Rd

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The Jacques Ridge parking area is located near the intersection of Hicks Road and Mt. Umunhum Road in Los Gatos. Use the second page of the map in the description above and look for the parking lot symbol at SA06 at the intersection of Hicks Rd and Mt Umunhum Rd. There is parking for about ten cars.

Contact Info

Phone: 650-691-1200 or email: info@openspace.org

Comments (1)
This is a great park for a hike whether you want to go for one hour or a few hours. The trails are all wide and there are plenty of views especially if you go toward the top of the mountain. Lots of wildflowers in the Spring.
11/6/2011 07:59 PM