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Russian Ridge Open Space

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Recommended Routes in Russian Ridge Open Space - 1

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Favorite Facing west towards the Pacific Ocean
Intermediate/Difficult

Vista Verde Skyline Run - Half Marathon

13.6 mi 21.9 km 2,352' Up 716.98 m Up 2,351' Down 716.57 m Down

La Honda, CA

Russian Ridge Open Space Running

  • 22 Miles 36 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 3 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Russian Ridge Open Space - 7

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Mindego Hill Trail
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #2Hawk Ridge Trail
Easy
La Honda, CA
Easy
La Honda, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #3POST Council Circle Trail
Easy
La Honda, CA
Easy
La Honda, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Charquin Trail
Easy/Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Easy/Intermediate
La Honda, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #5Ancient Oaks Trail
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #6Borel Hill Trail
Easy
La Honda, CA
Easy
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0.9 mi 1.5 km #7Alder Spring Trail
Easy
La Honda, CA
Easy
La Honda, CA

Photos of Russian Ridge Open Space - 30

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The hills surrounding the Russian Ridge Preserve, and the Pacific Ocean, can be seen off in the distance.
Feb 1, 2017 near La Honda, CA
A windmill sits along the preserve boundary, with the bay area spreading out before you.
Feb 1, 2017 near La Honda, CA
Numerous hills surround Mindego Hill. The hills are green in the winter, thanks to the rain storms that blow through.
Jan 14, 2017 near La Honda, CA
From the Ridge Trail, you can see the Hawk Trail descending the hillside and the Alder Spring below that.
Feb 3, 2017 near La Honda, CA
The Borel Hill Trail descends along a worn-out fire road through Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve.
Feb 3, 2017 near La Honda, CA
The view toward Langley Hill from the Post Council Circle.
Dec 13, 2020 near La Honda, CA
POST Council Circle at the end of the trail. It's a nice place to take in the views and enjoy a break before starting your trek back.
Dec 13, 2020 near La Honda, CA
Mindego Hill can be seen throughout the hike off in the distance. The summit of the hill is your destination, despite the fact the trail descends at this point.
Jan 14, 2017 near La Honda, CA