Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve / photo by Lanette Otvos

All Preserves Great & Small: Coal Creek

Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (Lanette Otvos)
July 17, 2022
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coal Creek Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Join Docent Naturalists Frances Reneau, Helena Cohen, and Paul Billig for the 15th in the "All Preserves" series celebrating the Midpen's 50th anniversary. Located in a hidden triangle area near Skyline Boulevard and a former section of Alpine Road, sits this small and popular preserve. Trail connections afford grand loops through adjacent preserves, and even down into Portola Valley. This moderately-paced hike on Crazy Pete's Road and the Meadow trail will provide forest exploration and broad grassland views. Bring your lunch.

Where to Meet

Meet at the Caltrans vista point pull-out area opposite Russian Ridge Preserve gate RR01, located on Skyline Boulevard, 1.2 miles north of Page Mill Road and 6 miles south of Highway 84. Those traveling from I-280 on Page Mill Rd. should allow approximately 40 minutes travel time.

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