Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve - Optional Lunch in Saratoga Afterwards

  • December 15, 2012 · 8:30 AM

Joins us on a hike to one of the most scenic open space preserves in the area and still have time for your Holiday shopping afterwards or join us for an optional holiday lunch at a lovely Pan Asian restaurant in Saratoga.   (We can make it a Holiday hike by adding on the Christmas Tree Trail which goes by the Christmas Tree farm and Chestnut trail which goes by the Chestnut farm where you can buy chestnuts at their store.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

Moderate LENGTH: 6 miles (We can make it approx. 8 if we add on the Christmas Tree and Chestnut Trails), 1100 Elevation (approx. 3 hours)  SWEEP:  TDB

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 6-7 miles and should take us approximately 3 to 3.5  hours to complete. Afterwards join us for an optional lunch in Saratoga at the Mint Leaf Restaurant.

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  • Mary H.

    Thanks for leading a brisk and beautiful hike, Dawn. It set the tone for the rest of my day!

    December 17, 2012

  • Davina

    Excellent hike. Thanks Dawn!

    December 15, 2012

  • Valerie

    Great hike, and perfect timing with the weather!

    December 15, 2012

  • Anne N

    It's very nice place. I like it very much.

    December 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed the carpool by 5 mins. Will join hike next time.

    December 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would also like to join carpool. I will just hike, no lunch :).

    December 14, 2012

  • Dawn

    The weather for the morning is fine (cloudy) with the rain coming in the afternoon, probably right after our hike. Should be a beautiful morning for a hike.

    December 14, 2012

  • Dawn

    Please post in the comments if you would like to attend the lunch after the hike next Saturday so I know how many to reserve the table for.

    December 9, 2012

    • Davina

      I aim to be at the carpool too.

      December 14, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would like to join the carpool as well..!1

      December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dawn, I just checked the weather forecast, looks like it might rain.. will the hike still on?

    December 14, 2012

  • Femy

    I will join the carpool from Saratoga at 7:55 am. Dawn, please add my name to list for lunch. Thanks.

    December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi

    My guest isn't coming but I don't seem to able to remove him!

    December 14, 2012

  • Dawn

    Please update your RSVP if you cannot attend so those on the waiting list can come. If you've signed up for a +1 and the +1 isn't coming, please don't forget to change it back to 1. Thx for your cooperation.

    December 14, 2012

  • Glenn N

    Us not for lunch, we'll just hike.

    December 12, 2012

  • Dawn

    So far, I'm counting 12 for lunch. If anybody else would still like to attend, please let me know by Friday morning so I can confirm the reservation with Mint Leaf. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

    December 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    One for lunch please!

    December 11, 2012

  • MARCIA

    Add me for lunch please!

    December 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please save me one space for lunch after the hike. Thanks!

    December 10, 2012

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

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