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Bay Area Ridge Trail: Saratoga Gap - Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

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Forests and grasslands in the Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve.


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7.9

Miles

12.7

KM

Point to Point

2,717' 828 m

High

2,019' 616 m

Low

767' 234 m

Up

1,314' 401 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Travel the Bay Area Ridge Trail through moist evergreen forests, oak–madrone woodlands, and high grasslands along the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains. You experience stunning coastal mountain views on this route through three open-space preserves and one county park. Trail width and surface varies from narrow paths to wide roads—soft in forests and along creekbeds, and firm and bare through grasslands. Be prepared for wind and fog on exposed ridgetops, and for heat on west- and south-facing slopes.

This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Bay Area Ridge Trail Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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Photos

Horseshoe Lake
Nov 25, 2015 near Los Alt…, CA
The view of Horseshoe Lake from the trail.
Sep 25, 2017 near La Honda, CA
Beautiful rolling hills surround the trail.
Sep 27, 2018 near Saratoga, CA
First time at Skyline Ridge. Heading in!
Sep 26, 2017 near La Honda, CA
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Sep 27, 2018 near Saratoga, CA

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