San Carlos & Belmont Group

The San Carlos/Belmont Regional Group meets monthly (except July and August), usually on the 2nd Saturday. We emphasize hikes rated at 1A (less than 5 miles and less than 1000 feet change in elevation, that are usually on the Peninsula. Our events are open to all; membership in the Sierra Club is not required.

Hikes: Usually we meet in front of the San Carlos Library, 610 Elm Street. You may use the public parking garage in the basement of the building. Bring water, day-hike items, and gas money for driver. Drivers and riders should know that the Club's liability insurance does not cover transportation to or from a Club event. You will be asked to sign and note emergency information on a Sierra Club liability release form. Be sure to call the leader to confirm meeting time and location.

Potluck meetings:  Call or e-mail the host to RSVP and obtain the meeting location.  Bring food (main dish, salad or dessert) to serve about 6.  We customarily contribute $2 per drink serving at the social time to defray costs.  Visitors are always welcome. 



Morning hike, September 13:  SF Bay Trail (rated EASY)  We will start from Twin Dolphin Drive behind the San Carlos Airport, and will follow the shoreline levee along the slough toward Redwood Shores.  It's an easy and flat trail; we will walk out about 90 minutes and return the same way.

Evening program, September 13:  Over the last four months the San Carlos/Belmont Group was locked in a fight to preserve North Crestview Park.  Three members of the San Carlos City Council, each of whom had been endorsed by the group in the past, developed anti-open space positions.  Our group is looking to change the endorsement process to make it more accountable at the local level.  Our speaker, Ann Schneider, has led the endorsement process at the chapter level for many years, and will discuss possible solutions to the problem.




There will be no meetings of the San Carlos/Belmont group in July and August; monthly events will resume in September.

In the coming year we will continue to alternate easy hikes with more difficult outings, to encourage wider participation, especially for families and seniors. 

Check this web page in September for a schedule of the 2014-2015 hikes and evening programs we are planning!!