Russian Ridge Trail

MODERATE 81 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.

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A moderately difficult hike through grasslands, rolling hills sporting a summer dry grass cover, occasional wildflowers through a MROSD maintained preserve.

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3 months ago

Great trail, mix of shade and direct sun. Not very crowded when I went on a sunny Friday afternoon (didn't see anyone on the trail, but did see a couple cars in the parking lot). Windy drive up to the parking lot, but roads were well-paved and well-trafficked.

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3 months ago

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3 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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