The Climb

Enjoy the scenic trails of Elings, the largest public park in America.

"No parent should ever experience the pain of losing a child, we want to help other families avoid experiencing this kind of devastating loss."

Bob and Patty Bryant
Bob and Patty Bryant

Summit for Danny 2021

Your fundraising supports individual scholarships for the Daniel Bryant Youth & Family Center, a program of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, that provides substance abuse treatment for teens and their families. To learn more, cadasb.org or call (805) 963-1433.

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Please help us prepare by registering in advance, although registration is also available at the event. A minimum pledge of $50 is required for adults to participate — $25 for youth aged 8-18, kids 7 and under hike free. Event t-shirts and hats are included in registration and will be available at the event on October 30th.

Summit for Danny encourages climbers to form teams — from friends to businesses to families, all are welcome. A traveling trophy is awarded to the biggest team!

If you've been invited to join a sponsored team, click here.

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Your Choice of Trails

Intermediate

Climb Time: 9:45 AM
Distance: 5 miles
Tape color: Red, Yellow (optional)

Begin at Godric Grove at the Terrace of Remembrance stairs. Head south down the mountain and circumnavigate the Singleton Pavilion loop on your way down to Jerry Harwin Parkway. Once on Jerry Harwin Parkway turn north and walk along the east side of the soccer fields. Take the small trail which runs along the north side of the soccer and softball fields. You will then do a loop in the sand dunes above the BMX track. From there you will take the west-edge perimeter trail south (parallel to Las Positas Rd.). Off this trail we’ve marked an optional loop (yellow markings) to add elevation and distance if you want a challenge. (The Yellow loop begins with a difficult uphill scramble and will bring you back to the west perimeter trail.) Proceed along the west perimeter trail. It will turn to the east towards the South Entrance parking lot. From there you’ll proceed up the eastern perimeter trail to the ridge and to the water station and some amazing views. From there you return to Jerry Harwin Parkway by proceeding north down the hill via the western switchback section. Now simply proceed back up to Godric Grove for the food, entertainment and celebration.

Intermediate


Easy

Climb Time: 10:45 AM
Distance: 3 miles
Tape color: Pink

Begin at Godric Grove at the Terrace of Remembrance stairs. Head south down the mountain and circumnavigate the Singleton Pavilion loop on your way down to Jerry Harwin Parkway. Once at Jerry Harwin Parkway head east to the end of the parking lot. Take the far east set of switchbacks up to the ridgeline. Once at the ridgeline continue south to the water station and enjoy some amazing views. From there you return by proceeding north down the hill via the western switchback section. Once at the bottom you will have reached Jerry Harwin Parkway and will proceed back up to Godric Grove for the food, entertainment and celebration.

Easy

Enjoy the scenic trails of Elings, the largest public park in America. Please arrive 30 minutes before your hike time. Dogs are welcome! Routes are subject to change.