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1 review #3 hike out of 12 in
7.1 mi
Distance
3 hrs 36 min
Time
terrain
754 ft
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Overview

This is a moderate loop trail in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve.

This trail goes by Mindego Lake, Mindego Hill.
A mix of mostly exposed and some covered trails, dusty trails after a dry summer, with views of the Santa Cruz Mountains with distance glimpse of the Pacific Ocean.


Sights to See


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    1 year, 1 month ago
    Trails were dusty in this early Fall day, with sections of the Charquin trail under construction (passable anyway). Visited the MidPen Council Circle before hiking back.
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Jacob 1 year, 1 month ago
Russian Ridge OSP to Mindego Hill
A moderate hike starting by going downward, with a climb to Mindego hill, a visit to the MidPen Council Circle, and returning via Ancient Oaks trail. Beautiful early fall day with comfortable temperatures.
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terri 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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jormcdans 3 years, 6 months ago