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.


Saturday, JUNE 13, 2015 – Morning Hike 9:15 AM:  San Francisco Bay Trail, San Carlos/Belmont (rated EASY)

The San Francisco Bay Trail is a bicycle and pedestrian trail which, when completed, will ultimately extend over 500 miles connect to allow travel around the entire shoreline of San Francisco Bay. The trail provides access to various points of historic, natural and cultural interest as well as numerous recreational areas, including over 130 parks.  Portions of the trail exist in all nine Bay Area counties. 

We will start at the treatment plant and follow the section leading into Belmont.  The trail is mostly flat and level, about 4 miles.   For more information, go to:

Meet at 9:15 AM at the San Carlos Public Library parking lot to carpool.  We will leave at 9:30 AM.  If you wish to meet at the trail head, contact the leader to obtain directions.  Leader:  Gladwyn d’Souza, (650) 804-8225,  RAIN CANCELS


Saturday, JUNE 13, 2015 – Evening Program:  “Options for Green Waste in Multi-Family and Commercial Settings” – Speaker:  Pat Potter of San Carlos Green

San Carlos Green is a fiscally-sponsored project of “San Carlos Together”, and is a volunteer group that explores and promotes conservation and resource management best practices for the City, businesses, schools and citizens of San Carlos in order to inspire a more actively sustainable community.  Pat Potter will discuss options available for managing green waste in multi-family and commercial settings.

Social time:  5:30 PM, Potluck 6-7:00 PM, Program 7-8:00 PM, To RSVP for the meeting and to get directions, call or e-mail the host, Jean Taggart, (650) 591-6592,  For carpool information, please contact Marilyn Brewer, (650 596-2865,  Don’t hesitate to join us for the 7:00 program if you cannot attend the potluck.



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 2015-2016 hikes and evening programs we are planning!