Directional signage to parking lots will be posted on Alpine Road. Additional parking will be available at Russian Ridge parking lot on Alpine Road (with shuttle service to the Mindego dedication area). Day of signage will indicate where to park.
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 with a new 20-car parking area (including two ADA accessible spots), a restroom, and bike rack. POST recently finished construction of a commemorative site adjacent to the parking area to honor the conservation achievements of its former president Audrey C. Rust. The project will also include construction of the Mindego Hill Trail and the Ancient Oaks Trail connection to Russian Ridge, both currently in process.
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.
Current trail access for hiking, biking, and equestrians is available by following a portion of Mindego Trail (.5 miles) to Charquin Trail (1.3 miles). This connection will bring you to center of Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve.
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. www.gomindego.org