John Brooks Memorial Adventure

Belmont, California

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Hidden among the hills and residential communities of the city of Belmont, located south of San Francisco in San Mateo County, is a small open space preserve that offers a surprising abundance of secluded and challenging hiking/riding trails. I was pleasantly astonished upon visiting the preserve. The park features a nice mixture of wide- and single-track trails with some technical segments and a few steep climbs and descents. Trail junctions are generally well marked with wooden posts that indicate a numbering system for the trails. The flora are typical of Bay Area open spaces that are not within coastal environs. These include poison oak, buckwheat, clematis, California sagebrush, toyon, sticky monkeyflower, coyote brush, honeysuckle, coastal live oak, California bay, elderberry, and buckeye. Poison oak should be recognizable and avoided.
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by Wayne Cottrell (Falcon Guides)

Hidden among the hills and residential communities of the city of Belmont, located south of San Francisco in San Mateo County, is a small open space preserve that offers a surprising abundance of secluded and challenging hiking/riding trails. I was pleasantly astonished upon visiting the preserve.

The park features a nice mixture of wide- and single-track trails with some technical segments and a few steep climbs and descents. Trail junctions are generally well marked with wooden posts that indicate a numbering system for the trails. The flora are typical of Bay Area open spaces that are not within coastal environs. These include poison oak, buckwheat, clematis, California sagebrush, toyon, sticky monkeyflower, coyote brush, honeysuckle, coastal live oak, California bay, elderberry, and buckeye. Poison oak should be recognizable and avoided.

© 2013 Wayne Cottrell /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Belmont
Distance: 5.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 40 min- 2 hrs
Local Maps: City of Belmont Open Space Trail Map, www.belmont.gov/Upload/Document/D240001116/OpenSpaceTrailMap2005.pdf
Driving Directions: Directions to John Brooks Memorial Adventure

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