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Hike Russian Ridge: Ancient Oaks, Hawk Ridge & Bay Area Ridge Trails

Distance & Gain for this hike is 5.1 miles, 800 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. We will start on the Bay Area Ridge Trail. We'll take a lunch stop along the ridge where we can enjoy expansive views of the Bay Area from Marin to San Jose. Then we'll dip down the Hawk Trail and return via Alder Spring, Mindego, and Ancient Oaks Trails.

Bring: Water, 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 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.

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  • Mari K.

    That was a great hike, thanks Kitty! I really enjoyed exploring the RR area with everyone!

    December 18, 2013

  • Michael

    Thanks Kitty!! Great hike, people and area.

    December 18, 2013

  • jim

    Unique area: our group doesn't hike these areas too often. Thanks for organizing Kitty: great hike

    December 17, 2013

  • Jill

    Thank you! Great hike.

    December 17, 2013

  • Michelle

    Thanks Kitty! All the promised adjectives: Russian, Ancient, and...well...a Kestral-inhabited ridge.

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Ron

    Beautiful places in which we do not hike often enough! Thank you Kitty!

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • William K.

    Wow what a hike!

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Dan D.

    Another fine stroll in the outdoors. Thanks Kitty!

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Tom G.

    I'll meet at Russian Ridge

    December 13, 2013

  • Peggy

    Will meet you at the Russian Ridge parking lot

    December 13, 2013

  • Ron

    I'll meet you all at the R.R. parking lot.

    December 13, 2013

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