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

Explorer Hike: A Four Park Loop

June 21, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saratoga Gap Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Enjoy a moderately-paced hike through two open space preserves, a county park, and a state park with Docent Naturalists Mary Brunkhorst, Kate Bauer, and Nick Yatsko. You'll walk through forest and woodlands along the Saratoga Gap Trail and a portion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Crossing over to the sunnier side of the ridge, you'll return along the Achistaca Trail through grasslands where you might spot wildflowers in bloom. You'll finish your day by way of the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail and reflect on the wonder of connected open space lands.
Please allow extra travel time to accommodate single lane traffic controls on Highway 9.

Where to Meet

Meet at Caltran's Saratoga Gap Vista Point Parking Area on the southeast corner of the Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Highway 9 intersection.

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