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hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

This is a decent trail but not spectacular. We did it clockwise and the elevation on the way up is pretty good. I will say, not sure how this is 12.8 miles. I logged in at 9.5 and we went out to North Ridge Trail which added an extra 2 miles at least. Not a bad hike but if you're looking for distance, this is not 12 miles long.

hiking
2 days ago

on Russian Ridge Trail

10 days ago

Some very beautiful old oak trees, when I went it was very misty and slightly windy. Although once you get your heart rate going from hiking, it gets much warmer and the cool air is nice. The flowers were definitely worth it, so many poppies and other native California flowers. Not a huge incline, you are really just hiking multiple little hills. And these hills are comparable to the size of the ones you'd see on the side of the road when you're driving towards Tracy,Dublin, or Pleasanton. Just little rolling hills, so it's definitely a nice hike for a beginner.

hiking
19 days ago

I did this hike on a chilly windy morning. The gates for parking didnt opened till 7 am. So parked my car on roadside (hope that was ok). Trail had nice wildflowers and beautiful vast greenery. Easy trail and not much incline throughout. Good introduction for newbies.

We went to the summit where the cattle roam. It was ups and downs and an out and back trail. Worth it. Barely saw anyone.

23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

23 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

mountain biking
29 days ago

on Long Ridge Loop

hiking
1 month ago

This open space preserve is great. Beautiful views and not crowded at all. There's one killer uphill towards the beginning, but not a big deal. I would recommend going towards the morning when it's cooler so you don't have to deal with the summer heat. Check it out!