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Bay Area Ridge Trail: Skyline Ridge and Russian Ridge OSPs

Intermediate/Difficult

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5.4 mile 8.8 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 813' 248 m
Descent: -929' -283 m
High: 2,536' 773 m
Low: 1,958' 597 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Enjoy the Peninsula's finest views and most spectacular spring wildflower displays on these ridgeline trails.

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Enjoy the Peninsula's finest views and most spectacular spring wildflower displays on these ridgeline trails through Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve. Climb through open grasslands to high knolls with gradual elevation gains and losses. These exposed ridge tops can be foggy and windy; trails on south- and west-facing slopes offer only intermittent shade.

This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Bay Area Ridge Trail Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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Photos

Horseshoe Lake
Nov 25, 2015 near Los Alt…, CA
A windmill sits along the preserve boundary, with the bay area spreading out before you.
Feb 1, 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 view of Horseshoe Lake from the trail.
Sep 25, 2017 near La Honda, CA
A view from he Vista Point overlooking the Stanford Dish Area and the South Bay area.
Nov 27, 2016 near La Honda, CA
Enjoy this view from the summit of Borel Hill looking west.
Feb 1, 2017 near La Honda, CA

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