Not as much water as there should be at this time of year, but there is some.
I find it interesting that the name of the peak is spelled differently depending on which sign you look at. Here it is 'Nibbs Knob'
And here it is 'Knibbs Knob'
The trailhead isn't easy to find, it's behind the group campsite and follows this old gated road.
The hike to Knibbs Knob is short but straight up hill.
It doesn't take long before you get a peek into the canyon below.
After a few switchbacks the trail emerges from the trees and you can see Knibb's Knob ahead.
A nice view and rest stop after the switchbacks.
Looking towards the summit of the ridge.
Knibbs Knob is the bump just right of center. It's a steep-ish climb, about 1900 ft in 1.7 miles.
With the drought, this will not be a year for wildflowers, but the bush poppies were out.
Final steep climb to Knibbs Knob
Looking back down the trail
The short split off to Knibbs Knob.
It's a tree-covered summit, not much of a view.
On the summit.
View towards Loma Prieta, the high point of the Santa Cruz mountains. I need to get that one...
Looking back down on Uvas Canyon.
Looking a bit higher towards the summit. I decide to hike up to the edge of the park boundary.
Where the park boundary meets summit road.
Private property markings. Stories of weird people up here - I turn around and head back down.
Back at the Knibbs Knob splitoff.
Didn't notice this on the hike up - some nightshade is in bloom now.
Heading down. I like trails made of old roads - they are wide enough that poison oak isn't a problem.
Back at the bottom in Uvas Canyon. There is water, but not enough for March!