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Long Ridge OSP

Time:  8:30 a.m.

Length:  About 8.5 according to the map

Difficulty:  Moderate

This beautiful Open Space Preserve is sometimes overlooked because it doesn't have its own dedicated parking lot like nearby OSPs and parks.  I recommend carpooling since this parking lot can hold only about 10 or so cars though there is additional parking at other turnouts and at the parking lot at the intersection of Hwy 9 and Skyline and a short walk from there to the trailhead.  We'll start up the Achistaca Trail, connect to the Hickory Oaks Trail, Long Ridge Trail, Peters Creek Trail, and loop back to the Long Ridge Trail where we'll stop for a snack before coming back along the Achistaca Trail to the parking lot.


Note that there are no restrooms at the parking lot or along the way.


Carpool:  Meet behind the Plumed Horse in Saratoga (14555 Big Basin Way) at 8:05 which should allow for problems finding parking if the little roadside lot is full.  Should be just over 15 minutes from the carpool location to the trailhead according to Google.  The shoulder parking lot with the trailhead is on Hwy 9 about 0.3 miles south of the intersection of Hwy 9 and Skyline and is on your right.

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  • Jeanne V.

    There's 6 of us on the trail following your steps. 9:50 AM

    July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Couldn't find the trailhead so I'm afraid I missed the group. Found the Sierra Club group at the 9/Skyline junction but never found the shoulder
    parking area. See you next time!

    July 5, 2014

  • Jeff A

    I'm sick. See you next week.

    July 5, 2014

  • Steve

    I probably will be at the Plumed Horse as well, and we'll find places for whomever else shows up. I'm sure some will turn up and others will drop as is normal. See everyone tomorrow.

    July 4, 2014

    • Frank

      I'll be there at 8...

      July 4, 2014

  • becky

    Can stop at the Saratoga carpool location if anyone is interested.

    July 3, 2014

    • Das (Narendra D.

      Thanks Becky ! I will be at the carpool

      July 4, 2014

    • becky

      OK... have full car -- Jane, Katherine and Das... Will plan to be there at 8AM.

      July 4, 2014

  • Frank

    I'll be at the "Plumed Horse" in Saratoga (14555 Big Basin Way) at 8:05 meeting place too; anyone coming from the Belmont area southward via 280 that wants to carpool?

    July 3, 2014

  • jane b.

    Very limited trailhead parking...really need carpools from Saratoga or...HAPPY 4th of JULY!

    July 3, 2014

  • Monica

    Out of town! Have Fun!!!

    June 22, 2014

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