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Red Mountain Trail

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Hike along Red Mountain that provides access to the Nutmeg Trail from the Skyline to the Sea Trail.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

2,524' 769 m

High

2,315' 705 m

Low

233' 71 m

Up

24' 7 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs No Dogs

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve is open 1/2 hour before sunrise and closes 1/2 hour after sunset.

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There are no services along the trail.

Description

The Red Mountain Trail is a short, dirt track trail that climbs from the Nutmeg Trail back up to the Skyline to the Sea Trail. The trail departs the Nutmeg Trail approximately 0.3 miles from the start of the Nutmeg Trail. The trail climbs steeply up the hillside initially above the nutmeg trail on a wide track. At approximately 0.3 miles, the trail arrives at an old car that has been flipped over and painted over the years.

The trail cuts back on itself and climbs again up the hillside to where it meets with the Skyline to the Sea Trail and a small parking area off of Highway 9. From here, you can follow the Skyline to the Sea Trail back to where you started, or continue exploring the preserve.

Flora & Fauna

You'll encounter plants and animals found in oak forests. Oak trees provide shade during the hike. Ferns can be seen along the side of the trail. Deer and turkeys may be seen depending on the time of day that you are hiking. Mountain Lion warnings are posted throughout the preserve.

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Shared By:

David Hitchcock

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Pretty skies.
Sep 27, 2018 near Saratoga, CA
An old car sits along the side of the trail, flipped over and spray painted.
Nov 12, 2020 near Saratoga, CA

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