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Bay Area Ridge Trail, Long Ridge Road, and Peters Creek Trail

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Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

Bay Area Ridge Trail, Long Ridge Road, and Peters Creek Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saratoga, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 662 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 hour ago

Great hike, it is a good combination of open space and shades, also lots of uphills and downhills. Not very crowded and moderately trafficked in the morning. Sometimes the trail is not wide enough for social distancing though.

hiking
9 hours ago

Excellent trail. We did this in 2 hours 30 min with kids and thoroughly enjoyed the complete trail. Lot of shade.

Excellent easy hike. Chit chat with friends + enjoy nature. Plus the drive there is a gearhead’s dream (be careful of cyclists though)

Nice trail between easy and moderate with some sun and some shade. A few people on bikes and on horses. Perfect.

Beautiful trail on a very hot spring day. Most of it under the trees. Very diverse and very quiet. A good under the sun elevation gain at the back end of the trail. Keep energy and water for the last stretch. Lots of birds and wild life. Bugs around the creek but nothing annoying. Good get the day going morning hike.

I hiked this route and the recorder said it was 7.2 miles, not 5. I think 7.2 might be a bit of an overestimation, but it’s definitely closer to that than to 5. A nice mix of shaded woods and open fields, and the slopes were gentle. But, if you’re looking for the giant redwood trees that the Santa Cruz Mountains are known for, this trail doesn’t really have any.

Loved this trail. I went on a rainy day so I want to go back as I bet there are really good view if I wasn’t in a rain cloud the whole time. Great trail, only saw a few other people. Definitely gonna do this one again

Relatively good experience. Some through wooded areas but comes out into the open with some good views. I did see a mountain lion on the trail. We looked at each other and he scurried away. Also saw quite a few deer. Where there is predator there is prey.

hiking
4 months ago

Sunny despite the West horizon being covered on clouds. Middle part fully shaded. not much traffic, more mountain bikes than hikers. Still green though dry.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike... perfect mix of sun and shade. Lovely views - spotted a Pileated Woodpecker and a bobcat.

Beautiful mix of sun, shade, hills, & trees.

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of mtn bikes. Half is dirt road, no switchbacks. Half no trees.

hiking
4 days ago

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running
4 days ago

mountain biking
12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

mountain biking
15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

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