San Jose, California
Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
On our way down we will enter the cool shaded trails with aromas from the California Bay and Live Oaks. When the trails are dry the footprints of turkeys, wild pigs and coyotes are abundant. After a short 300 to 350 ft climb up Peters Creek Trail we will reach Long Ridge, hence the name, a gorgeous long flat walk with opportunities for great viewgasms. Ferns and moss covered rocks line the trail back down to the trailhead. As most hikers will agree a good hike ends downhill as with this one.
Level 2: Moderate - Miles: 4 - Elevation Gain: 350’
Directions: From Hwy 85 take the Saratoga Ave. exit west toward downtown Saratoga. Saratoga Ave becomes Hwy 9, continue up to Hwy 35 and turn right. Go about 3 miles until you see a green Palo Alto City Limit sign on the right. Trailhead roadside parking is available on either side of Hwy 35.
Drive time: 45 minutes
Hike start time promptly at 10am
Parking: Free – No Dogs Allowed
There will be a business meeting following the hike. Location TBA