North Ridge Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews

North Ridge Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Redwood City, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1312 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

washed out

no dogs

Explore a section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and hike through beautiful redwood groves in the Purisima Creek Redwooods Open Space Preserve.

walking
6 days ago

Somewhat challenging trail though relatively short so it's manageable. Nice views along the way and yes, the abrupt end of trail is whatever. Not much ground to hang out for too long at the top. Saw 4 bunny rabbits, not too many people and lots of wild flowers. Went around 5:30pm on the hottest Saturday yet!

15 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Very steep descents and climbs to a weak view of HMB. Long stretches through open fields; very hot after 10:00 AM.. If your intent is to get vigorous exercise, this trail is for you.

hiking
29 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Best to be there early in the morning, the parking can only hold about 20 cars and it's popular on weekends

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Super steep but worth it! Started the hike about an hour before sunset and it was so pretty!

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great incline. Loved the scenery, lots of trees.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I prefer hiking trails that are a loop, but this was still great for a quick out and back trail. Beautiful views of half moon bay. Lots of wildflowers! Would recommend

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

First half is all downhill, which makes the second half (the trek back) nice and challenging! Beautiful view of the Redwoods. I went early on a Saturday around 8am and saw no other hikers. I highly recommend if you're looking for a short and sweet workout with a dose of amazing views.

3 months ago