ElevationAscent: 100' 31 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,682' 818 m
Low: 2,582' 787 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“A short side trip from Knibbs Knob Trail, to the top of Knibbs Knob.”— Joan Pendleton
Reservations are required on the weekend due to limited parking and traffic on a one lane road. See the park website for up to date information on how to get a reservation. sccgov.org/sites/parks/park…
Circling Knibbs Knob, Knob Trail gradually climbs to the top of Knibbs Knob. The slopes of Knibbs Knob drop off steeply to the right of the trail as one climbs. Due to the steep dropoffs, the views are unblocked and spectacular in all directions as one circles around Knibbs Knob on this trail. Vast stretches of the Santa Cruz Mountains can be seen in all directions, including Loma Prieta, the tallest of the Santa Cruz Mountains at 3,786 feet, to the northwest. To the east, beyond the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley, the Diablo Range can be seen in the far distance.
The top of Knibbs Knob is flat and largely wooded, providing welcome shade, especially over the picnic table in the middle of the flat top area.
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