Borel Hill and Ridge Trail

#1 of 3 trails in Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve
Borel Hill and Ridge Trail is a 4.7 mile loop trail located near Redwood City, CA that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.7 miles 780 feet Loop
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A short yet steep hike that offers great views and pleasant trails through grassland meadows and oak woodlands. From the staging area, head north up the Ridge Trail to the summit of Borel Hill

Raph Laprais
11 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome hike that provides scenic view of the Silicon Valley

Danielle Glaser
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike year round, but probably best in the cooler seasons since most of the hike is in the sun. I hiked this on a Saturday and there were maybe 10 cars in the lot and 10 more in the Russian Ridge lot.

There are great views of the ocean on a clear day, and when you get to Borel Hill of Silicon Valley. Mostly rolling hills but there are a few nice climbs that get the heart rate going. The Russian Ridge area looks like a great trail running spot for newbies like me. Looking forward to going back.

(A 4 means it's a worthwhile hike, but there was nothing jaw dropping about it so it didn't get a 5)

Nick Winings
4 years ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Did this trail today, from the parking lot for about .8 miles it's a bit uphill, but evens out until the last .5 miles to the top of the hill. Really nice view of Stanford and the rest of the bay area, the weather was hot under the sun but perfect in the shade. Saw lots of little lizards and birds, also a few bikers and families. Overall a nice place, not a hard hike at all and it was not too crowded.

Kate H.
4 years ago

I did the Russian Ridge extension of this trail. The first mile was uphill...a bit tough on the out of shape folk (like me). However the views are great and you get a 360 degree view to the ocean & SF bay area. Did this in the autumn, but I bet it is gorgeous in the spring with wildflowers blooming, as much of this hike is open fields. Very pretty