Distance & Gain for this hike is 5.1 miles, 745 ft.
Trail conditions: Mostly well-maintained trails; Some rough (rocky) areas.
Exposure: More than 50% exposed to sun.
Total time: About 4.5 hours including rest stop and travel time from Felton Safeway lot.
Description: This hike is for experienced hikers only. We'll start this loop on the Ridge Trail then dip down to the Ancient Oaks, Mindego, and Alder Spring Trails. The Hawk Trail will take us back up to the Bay Area Ridge Trail for fabulous views of the Bay Area. We'll take a rest & snack stop along the ridge where we can enjoy the views before returning to the parking lot.
Bring: Water, snack or lunch, sun & tick protection.
Carpool: Meet at Felton Safeway parking lot at 10 am to arrange carpools. We will leave promptly at 10:10. Please have and offer your carpool driver a couple of bucks for gas.
Note: If you would like to meet us at the Russian Ridge parking lot, please indicate that in the message section of this hike, and be at the R.R. lot at 11.
This is an 'at risk' activity. Please read the FAQ . By joining us on this hike you agree to hold the organizers, assistant organizers, and other members harmless. You are responsible for your own safety on the hike.