Mindego Hill from Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
Managed by: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Location: San Mateo County, off Skyline Boulevard (Hwy 35)
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Trail Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Things to See and Do: POST has played a key role in the expansion of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s (MROSD) Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve, with the transfer of Mindego Hill to MROSD in 2008 and the imminent transfer of our recent 97.5-acre purchase. While we eagerly await the opening of these new lands, you can still enjoy Russian Ridge as it explodes with color this spring. Park at the Caltrans vista point on Skyline Boulevard and cross the road into the preserve for the best view of Mindego Hill.
Keep Your Eyes Open For: In May and June gumweed, mule ears, farewell-to-spring and Brodiaea bloom along the hillsides. Year round, raptors soar along updrafts and coyotes yip and call.
Directions: The Russian Ridge parking area is located on the northwest corner of the Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Page Mill / Alpine Road intersection (across Skyline Boulevard on the right). Additional parking is located at the Caltrans vista point opposite Russian Preserve gate #RR01 on Skyline Boulevard.