Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve - Optional Lunch in Saratoga Afterwards

  • May 10, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY:  Moderate LENGTH: 6 miles, 1100 Elevation (approx. 3 hours)  SWEEP:  TDB

Joins us on a hike to one of the most scenic open space preserves in the area with an an optional lunch at a lovely Pan Asian restaurant in Saratoga.

About Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve: Skyline Ridge is a 2,143 acre open space preserve that offers beautiful landscapes that include ridge vistas, meadows, a beautiful pond and a scenic lake frequented by birds and wild animals. There are ten miles of trails, one encircling Alpine Pond and another Horsehoe Lake. There are fabulous views of the Lambert Creek watershed, Butano Ridge and Portola State Park.

About the Optional Lunch afterwards at Mint Leaf Restaurant in Saratoga. They have delicious Pan Asian food with lunch specials ranging from $8.50 to $10.00 + Tax and Tip. Let me now if you want to come to lunch so I can make reservations. Click the link below then click on the PDF Menu (top right) to see your selections. 14420 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. Mint Leaf Restaurant Saratoga

Carpool: Meet at 7:55 a.m. at 4th street in Saratoga (Behind the Plumbed Horse Restaurant).  Turn right on 4th street and it's the parking lot on the left.)

Directions to Trail Head: The entrance to the preserve is located about one mile south of Skyline Blvd (Highway 35) and Page Mill Road/Alpine Road insersection. Take 85 exit Saratoga. Go through Saratoga and up Highway 9.   Turn right on Skyline going toward SF and turn left into the parking lot and bear to the right where the restroom is.  If coming from the other direction, it's 1.5 miles from the intersection of Skyline and Page Mill RoadDisclaimer:  These directions are taken from the park website and may not work for everyone.  You can get a map from your point of origination at the following link: http://www.mapsportal.org/mrosd/preserve_finder/?p=Skyline%20Ridge

Hike Description: We will be hiking by two ponds (Horseshoe and Alpine), both with water, some woodlands and grasslands, and a view of the ocean along the way. The hike is about 6 miles and should take us approximately 3  hours to complete. Afterwards join us for an optional lunch in Saratoga at the Mint Leaf Restaurant.

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  • Bill

    Perfect day, nice friendly group, topped off by an excellent lunch!

    May 10

  • Yvonne Z.

    It was great, and so good to see everyone. Hope to get to more hikes.

    May 10

  • Jeanne S.

    Beautiful even if I did get lost!

    May 10

  • Jeanne S.

    I got lost and if I'm late please don't wait!!

    May 10

  • Jeanne S.

    I got lost and if I'm late please don't wait!!

    May 10

  • Jeanne S.

    I got lost and if I'm late please don't wait!!

    May 10

  • Jeanne S.

    If I don't make it on time go without me!

    May 10

  • Femy

    Anyone interested in carpooling from Saratoga? If so, I'll see you at 7:45 am behind Plumed Horse parking lot.

    May 8

    • Dawn

      See you there!

      May 9

    • Bill

      Can drive carpool, on my way

      May 10

  • Monica

    I'm sorry to do this, but I have to cancel. Too much going on this weekend. :-(

    May 10

  • Sadie

    Hi- Will anyone be stopping by the park & ride on Camden and HWY 85? Thanks!

    May 9

    • Dawn

      Sadie, carpool is from 4th st. In Saratoga. Behind plumbed horse.

      May 9

    • Sadie

      Thank you, Dawn. I will not be able to make the hike tomorrow.

      May 9

  • Kitty

    Not sure about lunch, depends when we are done. If early I can join.

    May 9

    • Dawn

      Should be done and at. Rest. Before 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Hope you can do lunch.

      May 9

  • Jeanne S.

    Is this hike in Saratoga or the same place that we did a few weeks ago, that Glen led?

    May 9

    • Dawn

      No, different hike. See hike desc. You'll love it!

      May 9

  • Jeanne S.

    Is this hike in Saratoga or the same place that we did a few weeks ago, that Glen led?

    May 9

    • Ronen

      No. The other hike was at Monte Below OSP.

      May 9

  • Glenn N

    No lunch for us, have an early dinner party.

    May 9

  • Frank

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    May 8

  • Sharon K.

    Can't make lunch but looking forward to the hike!

    May 8

  • Dawn

    Please post in the comments if you plan on coming for lunch at Mint Leaf so I know how many to reserve for. Thx.

    1 · May 8

    • Ronen

      We plan on coming for lunch.

      May 8

  • MARCIA

    I'm going to have to miss going to lunch with everyone this time!

    May 8

  • jane b.

    Hate to miss this lovely hike, but I'll be with my sister...have fun!

    April 30

  • Vladimir

    That's my first time joining this meet-up group, so I'd like to carpool from Saratoga.

    April 30

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  • Dawn
    Founding Member + Centennial Club 100+ Hikes with Group, Organizer
    Event Host
  • MARCIA
    Founding Member + Centennial Club 100+ Hikes with Group, Assistant Organizer
  • Ronen +1
  • Glenn N
    SBR Centennial Club Member 100+ Hikes with Group, Assistant Organizer
  • Femy
    SBR Centennial Club Member 100+ Hikes with Group
  • Margaret
    Centennial Club. 100+ hikes with group
  • Kitty
    SBR Centennial Club Member 100+ Hikes with Group
  • A former member

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