Mount Sizer

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Mount Sizer
Mount Sizer.jpg
Mount Sizer, highest point in photo as seen from Hobbs Road just above Deer Horn Spring.
Highest point
Elevation 3,219 ft (981 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Coordinates 37°12′50″N 121°30′49″W / 37.2138298°N 121.5135515°W / 37.2138298; -121.5135515Coordinates: 37°12′50″N 121°30′49″W / 37.2138298°N 121.5135515°W / 37.2138298; -121.5135515
Geography
Location Santa Clara County, California, U.S.
Parent range Diablo Range
Topo map USGS Mount Sizer
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Mount Sizer is a prominent peak located on Blue Ridge in Henry W. Coe State Park, just east of Morgan Hill, California. Because Mount Sizer is the highest point on Blue Ridge and under 10 miles (16 km) from the park's headquarters, it makes it an ideal destination for day hikers. There are two ways to reach the summit. One by trails and one by a combination of trail and fire road. The fire road route leads you almost directly up Blue Ridge to Mount Sizer and is affectionately nicknamed "The Shortcut". This road rises roughly 1,500 feet (457 m) in 1.3 miles (2.1 km) giving it an average grade of 22%. Paved roads in California seldom exceed an 8% grade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Sizer, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Mount Sizer". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 

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