Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hiking in Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, is right next door to Russian Ridge off CA 35. This is perhaps one of the nicest hikes for beginners. Gentle slopes, good combination of shade and open trails, great view just a mile into the hike, a park bench and a pond (actually 2) at the end of the 1.5 mile Ipiwa trail.

Start from the Skyline parking lot and follow the Ipiwa trail, cross Old Page Mill road and you will reach Alpine Pond. There are many shorter walkways you can use to spend time around the pond. Then head back the same way to Skyline parking.