» Official Trail Map: Good map with various trails.
Route in brief: From the parking lot, walk about 0.2 miles along a paved road that takes you deeper into the park and locate the trailhead for Knibbs Knob (study the Official Trail Map for its location. Then follow Knibbs Knob Trail for 1.8 miles, all the way to the peak. Return by the same route.
Notes: Knibbs Knob Trail is one of the steepest trails in the bay area. It climbs steadily, sometimes steeply, along a wide multi-lane hiking trail, mostly in the open. Even after two weeks of rain in January, the trail was not muddy. We came across patches of snow at the top. The trailhead is about 0.2 miles away from the main parking lot, making the hike 4.0 miles long with 1700 ft elevation gain.