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

Explorer Hike: Let 1,000 Flowers Bloom

May 3, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Russian Ridge Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Take advantage of spring and indulge in glorious blooms of wildflowers! You'll join Docent Naturalists Mary Brunkhorst, Kate Bauer, and Dennis Smith to explore the meadows and woodlands of this ridgetop preserve. On this moderate to strenuously-paced outing, you'll hike the Ridge Trail, visit the summit of Borel Hill, have lunch, and then return via the Hawk Ridge and Ancient Oak trails. Along the way, you'll work together to identify the many flowers and enjoy their beauty even for those blooms whose names elude! This hike has an elevation gain of almost 800 feet over ascending and descending trails.

Where to Meet

Meet at the Russian Ridge Parking Area on the northwest corner of the Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Page Mill/Alpine Road intersection (across Skyline Blvd. on the right). Those traveling from I-280 on Page Mill Rd. should allow approximately 40 minutes travel time.

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