Best trails in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

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Looking for a great trail in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve, California? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve ranging from 3.3 to 28.3 miles and from 2,244 to 2,683 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Hours: half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset
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Map of trails in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
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3137 acres
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Top trails (8)
#1 - Russian Ridge Trail
Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
A short yet steep hike that offers great views and pleasant trails through grassland meadows and oak woodlands.Show more
#2 - Ancient Oaks, Mindego Hill, and Ridge Trail Loop
Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
Ancient Oaks, Mindego Hill, and Ridge Trail Loop is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near La Honda, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The traShow more
#3 - Charquin Trail to Ridge Trail Loop
Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Charquin Trail to Ridge Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near La Honda, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity optioShow more
#4 - Ancient Oaks Trail
Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Ancient Oaks Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near La Honda, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilyShow more
#5 - Mindego Hill
Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
Mindego Hill is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Honda, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#6 - Russian Ridge from Rapley Ranch Road
Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
The spring, fall, and winter weather is perfect for this almost completely exposed hike at Russian Ridge. This is not a hike to take in the summer unless you leave early or hike later in the day. TherShow more
#7 - Ridge, Hawk Ridge, Alder Spring, Charquin, Ancient Oaks, and Bo Gimbal Trail Loop
Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Ridge, Hawk Ridge, Alder Spring, Charquin, Ancient Oaks, and Bo Gimbal Trail Loop is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stratford, California that features beautiful wild flowersShow more
#8 - Bay Area Ridge Trail, Russian Ridge and Long Ridge MTB
Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
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Length: 28.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
This mountain bike ride went through Long Ridge Open Space Preserve, Skyline Open Space Preserve, and Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve. Skyline Open Space Preserve trails are very steep, but Long RiShow more