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San Jose, California
April 16, 2016
Russian Ridge Open Space Reserve
San Mateo County
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The Place

Russian Ridge Open Space Reserve
April 16, 2016
10:30 AM

Wilder Ranch Sign Painted On Fence

PLEASE NOTE START TIME OF 10:30 - Business Meeting to follow the meeting

This 3,137-acre preserve known for its showy display of wildflowers in spring. In summer, the hills turn to gold with the late evening sunlight Diverse plant communities, miles of forest edge, and abundant springs make Russian Ridge an outstanding habitat for wildlife. Large numbers of raptors soar over the lush grasslands, and coyotes patrol the ridges. The steep forested canyons create a secure refuge for a tremendous variety of animals

Fields With Trees In The Distance

Level: 2.5 - Miles: 7 - Elevation change: 1000 ft - Host: Leah

Panoramic View

Panoramic View

This 7 mile loop hike begins at about 2250 feet then inclines slightly to 2500 on Ridge Trail. We descend to 1821 feet on Charquin Trail, then climb to 2500 feet on Ancient Oaks Trail.

Panoramic View

Directions:

From San Jose: From Interstate 280 in Santa Clara County, exit #20 Page Mill Road, and head west. Drive about 9 miles, to the junction with Skyline Boulevard, cross Skyline and continue straight onto Alpine Road, then make the first right into the parking lot. GPS Coordinates: 3718'54.0"N 12211'18.1"W

Travel time from San Jose: Approximately 45 minutes

Panoramic View

Know Before You Go:

Parking is Free
Do to the change in location, start time will be at 1030, not 10am.
No Dogs Allowed


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