Russian Ridge Trail

MODERATE 66 reviews

Russian Ridge Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near La Honda, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1003 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A short yet steep hike that offers great views and pleasant trails through grassland meadows and oak woodlands.

5 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.

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14 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.

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18 days ago

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.

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1 month ago

Amazing views of both the bay and the ocean, a lot of wildflowers to admire, and an easy hike. Spring seems a great time, as flowers are in bloom and days not too hot yet.

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1 month ago

One of the most beautiful Bay Area hikes!

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4 months ago

Really leisure hike. I wouldn't say it's moderate, however. Trail was in really good condition despite all the rain we've been having which is nice.