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Bay Area 9 Peaks Challenge - 2022

Wed February 16 - Sat December 31 San Jose, CA 95124 US Directions

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Greater San Fransisco Bayarea
San Jose, CA US 95124


Welcome to the Bay Area 9 Peaks Challenge- 2022

The time has come to bag 9 more peaks. The Trail Portal proudly presents the second year of this epic challenge for all levels. 

After all the wonderful feedback from the first years 9 Peaks we have decided to make it a little more Challenging this year will some new "Elevation Gains" and some longer mileage runs. Again there will be suggested routes and maps but you can always plan your own route, as long as you "Bag the Peak"

The will be No Scoring for this Open Course Event. While this is not a race, we will try to have some sort of integrity in that we ask for you to take a photo of your watch, your app, or a selfie. This is not a race. This is your journey to the mountain tops or Peaks. Post your pictures and timeline of your adventure to share with friends and family and encourage them to join in.

Finisher Swag: In order to operate efficiently while not worrying about a leader board or scoring,  we will automatically send you your swag within the time frame of the event.. This means some of you will received your swag before you get to the top of all the Peaks . We are not going to worry about whether you get there or not in the time frame of the event.  Bottom line, have fun bag some Peaks and share some time on the trails with friends and families. 

2022 Peaks with Elevation and Suggested Route Mileage

  1. Mount Olympia
  2. Rose Peak
  3. Angel Island Mount Livermore
  4. Black Mountain
  5. Pole Mount
  6. Twin Peaks 
  7. Hawk Hill
  8. San Bruno Mount 
  9. Loma Alta Peak 

All Links for suggested maps are from Rungo app





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Mount Olympia - Mount Diablo

Mount Olympia Trail is trail located near Clayton, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate and can be steep at times. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. There is no water or restrooms on the suggested route but you can always go longer and go to the summit of Mount Diablo for water, restrooms and a snack at the visitors center. 

Angel Island - Mount Livermore

This run/hike is a moderate loop, which begins with a quick ferry ride to Angel Island's Ayaia Cove

As you near the summit, there’s a sign for a spur that leads to Mt. Livermore. This final section is not long and there are a number of picnic tables at the summit that provide the perfect spot for you to enjoy your lunch and take in the views of the Alcatraz, The San Francisco skyline, the Bay Bridge, and the Golden Gate.

Ferry times vary on the time of year. You can leave from Tiburon or San Francisco 

 Mount Livermore, the highest point on Angel Island at 788 feet.


Black Mountain - Los Altos Hills

Black Mountain is a summit on Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains of west Santa Clara County, California, south of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, and west of Cupertino; it is within the Palo Alto city limits though not near the developed part of the city. Wikipedia
Elevation: 2,812′
Prominence: 745′
Mountain range: Santa Cruz Mountains
Parent range: Santa Cruz Mountains
Topo map: USGS Mindego Hill
Location: Santa Clara County, California; United States

Pole Mountain - Jenner Headlands

Twin Peaks - San Francisco

Twin Peaks, named for a pair of 922-foot-high summits, is a remote residential neighborhood with modern homes densely packed on steep lots along winding streets. A grassy 64-acre hilltop park is a popular attraction, with its hiking trails leading up to wind-swept peaks and 360-degree views of the Bay Area. The triple-pronged Sutro Tower antenna that soars over the neighborhood is a fixture in the skyline.
Address: 501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94114 
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 12AM
Phone: (415) 831-2700 
Elevation: 922′
Area: 34 acres (14 ha)
Topo map: USGS San Francisco North
Listing: San Francisco Hill

Hawk Hill - Marin Headlands

Hawk Hill is a 923-foot peak in the Marin Headlands, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge and across the Golden Gate strait from San Francisco, California. The hill is within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It is the lookout point for the largest known flight of diurnal raptors in the Pacific states. 
Elevation: 923 ft (281 m) NAVD 88
Location: Marin County, California, U.S

San Bruno Mountain - San Mateo County Parks

San Bruno Mountain is located in northern San Mateo County, California, with some slopes of the mountain crossing over into southern San Francisco. Most of the mountain lies within the 2,326-acre San Bruno Mountain State Park. Wikipedia
Elevation: 1,319′
Prominence: 1,115′
Topo map: USGS San Francisco South
Mountain range: Santa Cruz Mountains
Easiest route: Hiking
Parent range: Santa Cruz Mountains

Loma Alta Peak

At 1592 feet, Loma Alta is one of the highest points in Marin. The ridge lines that run together here bridge the county's four major watersheds: Miller Creek, Corte Madera Creek, Lagunitas Creek, and Nicasio Creek.
Enjoy heavenly Bay Area views, especially at sunrise and sunset. Take Glen Fire Road to Smith Ridge Fire Road, or extremely steep Sunrise Fire Road, to the summit.



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