You can visit the admission-free Visitor Center (and gift Shop) that are open
year-round and take the short informal talks, starting after 12pm (check
At winter storms the mountain ridge can get covered by snow. At summer the visibility can be low because of hase.
note: The mountain ridge and the surrounding forest were severely damage during
summer 2020 fires.
thoughts: Nice place to visit but not a must.
Joseph D. Grant Park keep driving on hwy 130 all the way to Lick Observatory. The
Observatory is located on the summit of Mount Hamilton; The 10 miles uphill road
winding with twist and turns all the way to the observatory.
clear whether there is a nice view of the Santa Clara Valley from the parking
lot at 4,209 feet.