Saturday May 19, 2012
Our newest trail event!
Hike, pedal or trot on the South Bay Ridge Ramble - our new hiking and riding event highlighting spectacular South Bay trails and scenery. Ramble along the historic & scenic section of Ridge Trail between Los Gatos and San Jose. Learn about the region’s mining history and the flooded towns of Lexington and Alma. Enjoy an abundance of wildflowers and stunning views of Mt. Umunhum in the Sierra Azul, the Mt Hamilton and Diablo Ranges, rural Almaden and Coyote Valleys, downtown San Jose, San Francisco Bay and North Bay landmarks.
Hike or Ride
Join us for a great day full of options including (see Map and Elevation Profile below):
Family Ramble: a fun 3.5-mile loop through Santa Teresa County Park.
Family Geocaching Ramble with REI: travels same loop as Family Ramble, with instructor from REI leading a hands-on Geocaching class.
Mining Ramble: 9-miles from Hicks Road/Jacques Ridge, with optional additional 3-mile loop.
Extreme Scramble: 21-miles from Lexington Reservoir, starting with a challenging ascent of 2999’ El Sombroso; optional additional 3-mile loop at end (time permitting). Please note: this is a very challenging hike or ride, that begins immediately with a 4 mile climb with numerous steep sections, followed by 2 miles of "rollercoaster" with both steep ascents and descents. There is ~3000' of elevation gain in the first 6 miles. Please be prepared and train accordingly. See map and elevation profile below.
Advance Registration Required!
Stage at Santa Teresa County Park in San Jose.
Mining Ramble and Extreme Scramble; hikers & bikers:
$50 for Ridge Trail Council members (anyone who has donated since May 1, 2011)
$60 for non-members
$25 for students (high school and younger)
Mining Ramble and Extreme Scramble; equestrians
$25 for Ridge Trail Council members (anyone who has donated since May 1, 2011)
$30 for non-members
Family Ramble (with or without REI geocaching class)
$10 per person for anyone over 10 years old, free to under 10, includes lunch
Extreme Scramble Hike: 6:15am
Extreme Scramble Equestrian: 8:30am
Mining Ramble Hike: 9:15am
Mining Ramble Equestrian: 9:15am
REI Family Geocaching Hike 9:30am
Thank you to our Sponsors and Park Partners
Map and Elevation profiles