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Mindego Gateway Project

Mindego Gateway at Russian Ridge Preserve (Jack Gescheidt)

Location and Background

The Mindego Gateway Project is a partnership between the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and Peninsula Open Space Trust to expand and enhance access and recreation activities at the spectacular Mindego Area. The project included construction of the Ancient Oaks Trail connection to Russian Ridge and a trail to the top of Mindego Hill.

Mindego Gateway can be reached by traveling four miles south east of the Town of La Honda along Alpine Road in unincorporated San Mateo County.

The property is surrounded by Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve to the north and west, and Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve to the south and east. The property is also accessible from Alpine Road via Skyline Boulevard (State Highway 35) with close to a mile of frontage along Alpine Road.

Partners in Preserving Mindego Ranch and Hill

Midpen and POST thank our funding partners and supporters for helping us acquire and protect the stunning 1,047-acre Mindego Ranch and the distinct natural landmark of Mindego Hill, along with the 97-acre Silva property that is home to the Mindego Gateway and commemorative site. Major funding for acquisition came from California Coastal Conservancy and additional funds from Proposition 40.

POST’S 2007 GoMindego Campaign (to save Mindego Ranch and Hill) included major contributors: Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, Anonymous, Foundation for Global Community, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, San Francisco Foundation.

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Land Preservation
Public Access, Education, and Outreach
Public Access
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Grant Funded