Skyline Blvd & Alpine Rd, Redwood City, CA
~11 mi, ~1700 ft gain, 5.5 hours.
From the Russian Ridge OSP Parking lot, we will do a loop on Ridge, Mindego Hill, Charquin and Ancient Oaks trails back to the parking lot. Will take in fabulous views from Mindego Hill and Borel Hill, if weather and trail conditions allow. The route may vary depending on muddy trail conditions. Route is only partly shady, so sun protection advised; poles recommended for steep sections.
Directions: From I-280 take Page Mill Rd west to Skyline Blvd (CA-35). Continue across Skyline, where Page Mill becomes Alpine Rd and look for entry to Russian Ridge parking immediately on the right.
Carpools: Palo Alto 9:30, Los Gatos 9:15.
Leader: Ann Rinburg, Monica Lodge
GPS: Russian Ridge Parking Lot,[masked],-122.1886854.