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

Sunset at Mindego Hill

May 19, 2024
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Russian Ridge Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Enjoy a moderately-paced evening hike with Docent Naturalists Ann Reisenauer, Susan Bernhard, and Noa Doitel. You’ll take the Ancient Oaks and Ridge trails to Borel Hill where you’ll look out over the Bay Area and identify Mt. Diablo and other landmarks. You’ll return on the Bo Gimbal and Ancient Oaks trails, noting how wildflowers and birds respond to the approaching dusk. After the hike, you’ll walk over to the Audrey Rust Commemorative Site and enjoy a snack while watching the sun set behind Mindego Hill.

Where to Meet

Meet at the Mindego Gateway Parking Area on Alpine Road.  From I-280, exit Page Mill Road and head west. Drive about 9 miles to the junction with Skyline Boulevard, cross over Skyline Blvd. and on to Alpine Road. Continue on Alpine Rd. for 1.5 miles. Parking area is on the right. Allow 45 minutes travel time from I-280.

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