Mindego Gateway

Find out more about Mindego Gateway at our Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve page.

Location and Background

The Mindego Gateway Project is a partnership between the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) to expand and enhance access and recreation activities at the spectacular Mindego Area. The project includes construction of the Ancient Oaks Trail connection to Russian Ridge, and the recently opened trail to the top of Mindego Hill.

Mindego Gateway can be reached by traveling four miles south east of the Town of La Honda along Alpine Road in unincorporated San Mateo County.

The property is surrounded by Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve to the north and west, and Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve to the south and east. The property is also accessible from Alpine Road via Skyline Boulevard (State Highway 35) with close to a mile of frontage along Alpine Road.

Partners in Preserving Mindego Ranch and Hill

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) and Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) thank our funding partners and supporters for helping us acquire and protect the stunning 1,047-acre Mindego Ranch and the distinct natural landmark of Mindego Hill, along with the 97-acre Silva property that is home to the Mindego Gateway and commemorative site. Major funding for acquisition is from Midpen, California Coastal Conservancy, POST and additional funds from Prop. 40.

POST’S 2007 GoMindego Campaign (to save Mindego Ranch and Hill) include Major Contributors: Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, Anonymous, Foundation for Global Community, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, San Francisco Foundation.