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Bald Peaks Trail (6/3/06)

Today’s hike took me up to the ridgetop Bald Peaks Trail at Calero Park.

BaldPeaks2006|06|03: Bald Peaks Trail. Calero Park. June 3, 2006. © copyright G Dan Mitchell.

Bald Peaks Trail. Calero Park. June 3, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell.

While I could have made a long (10 mile) loop out of this hike, I didn’t have quite enough time this morning. I started at the parking lot by the McKean Road entrance to the park and headed out on the Figueroa Trial – a mostly easy and level trail on the portions I hiked.

Eventually I turned left onto the Canada del Oro trail and ascended fairly steadily – though some poison oak – to the junction heading left to the top of the ridge and the Bald Peaks trail. There are some stunning views from this ridge, both looking south towards more coastal ranges and valleys, and looking north across Santa Clara Valley and on towards San Francisco.

I continued on this trail, following it up and down (mostly up!) until I reached the turnoff to the Chisnantuck Peak Trail.

BaldPeaksFences2006|06|03: Fences, Bald Peaks Trail. Calero Park. June 3, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell.

Fences, Bald Peaks Trail. Calero Park. June 3, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell.

Here I took a short side trip to the park’s boundary with the Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve. For a few minutes I thought about making this into a loop trip out on the Chisnantuck Peak trail wiht a return via Javelina. However, time was just a bit short so I headed back the way I came.
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June 3, 2006 - Posted by | Trails

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