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Knob Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 100' 31 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,682' 818 m
Low: 2,582' 787 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Joan Pendleton

A short side trip from Knibbs Knob Trail, to the top of Knibbs Knob.

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Features Views · Wildlife

Open 8 a.m. to sunset.

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…

Description

Knob Trail is found along Knibbs Knob Trail, 1.6 miles from the Knibbs Knob Trail trailhead.

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.

Flora & Fauna

Vegetation is a mix of low brush and wooded areas. There are deer.

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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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Loma Prieta, the highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains at 3,786 feet, is on the right when looking northwest from the top of Knibbs Knob.
Oct 24, 2018 near Day Valley, CA
Deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Knob Trail climbs to the top of Knibbs Knob, 2,694 feet.
Oct 24, 2018 near Day Valley, CA
Views to the east stretch across the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley, all the way to the Diablo Range in the distance when approaching the top of Knibbs Knob.
Oct 24, 2018 near Day Valley, CA
Santa Cruz Mountains, looking south from high on Knibbs Knob Trail.
Oct 24, 2018 near Day Valley, CA

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