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With options for short hikes, rides to scenic overlooks, and longer loop trips, Long Ridge Open Space Preserve provides something for everyone. Connected to Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve by one of the longest continuous segments of the Bay Area Ridge Trail (13 miles from Sanborn-Skyline County Park to the northern boundary of Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve), Long Ridge Preserve is popular among hikers, cyclists, and equestrians alike.
Leashed dogs are allowed only in designated areas, as posted at Long Ridge Open Space Preserve. Please see Ideas for Dog Owners for more information.
The Sempervirens Fund provided major support for acquisition of portions of Long Ridge Open Space Preserve.
Note: This Preserve is bordered by private property. Please respect the boundaries and stay on designated Preserve trails.
HOW TO GET THERE
Parking for Long Ridge Open Space Preserve is on Skyline Boulevard, about 3.6 miles north of its intersection with Highway 9, and approximately 3.3 miles south of its intersection with Page Mill Road. If you are coming from the north on Skyline Blvd., the pullout is just past Portola Heights Road on the right. From the south, the pullout for the Grizzly Flat parking area is near the Palo Alto city limits sign on the right. Parking is also available in the Caltrans parking area at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 35.
Wandering and Wondering
Scenic Aerobic Hike
The Achistaca Trail is OPEN to horses.
IMPORTANT: Please be aware that seasonal trail closures may change from day to day without notice, based on changing weather conditions. Also note that during winter storm season high waters can make creek crossings hazardous, so plan your outing accordingly.
Last updated on: 6/1/2013