Montevina Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 200' 61 m
Descent: -34' -10 m
High: 2,575' 785 m
Low: 2,375' 724 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“A short run along Montevina Ridge to the preserve boundary.”— David Hitchcock
If you look behind you, homes perch on the mountain tops can be seen outside of the preserve. Views of the mountains and the Lexington Reservoir stretch out before you. Continuing along the trail, you come to a split at roughly 0.2 miles, where the Aquinas Trail climbs off to the right while the Montevina Ridge Trail goes off to the left.
The trail meanders through a chaparral landscape with few large trees and little shade. Make sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, or a hat if running in the middle of the day. Limited views of the mountains can be seen on the left hand side of the trail.
After running roughly 0.6 miles, a radio tower comes into view, which sits just outside the preserve. Carrying on a little while further, you emerge at Gate 4 on Bohlman Road. This is private property, so at this point you can turn around and return to your car, or explore the preserve more by running back to the Aquinas Trail, where you can follow that for as long as you wish.
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Land Manager: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space