For the first time in 37 years, the summit of Mt. Umunhum is open to the public.
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District on Saturday hosted a ceremony to mark the long-awaited occasion.
"We’re thrilled to invite the community to create Mount Umunhum’s next chapter as one of the Bay Area’s great publicly accessible peaks and nature destinations,” said the district's General Manager Steve Abbors.
Situated within the 18,000-acre Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve south of Los Gatos, Mt. Umunhum has been closed since 1980. It was at that time the former Almaden Air Force Station, which sits on the site, was decommissioned.
In 2009, federal funding made it possible for district officials, who sought extensive public input, to revitalize the peak.