Check Out the Ridge Trail on Google Maps!
Pictured above: Turtle Rock at Long Ridge Open Space Preserve. Image from Google Maps
Today for the first time, you can explore sweeping panoramic views from the Bay Area Ridge Trail's famous peaks and ridges in the South Bay and Peninsula with Street View on Google Maps. Through the Trekker Loan Program, Ridge Trail volunteers have made many of the most popular trail destinations in the Bay Area accessible on Street View in Google Maps.
The Ridge Trail is currently more than 360 miles long, connecting 75 parks and open spaces along the ridge lines surrounding San Francisco Bay. When completed, you will have a 550-mile loop from Calistoga to Gilroy right in your own back yard - only possible with the help of the Ridge Trail's many donors and supporters. Pick your favorite view and plan your next hike to Mission Peak, Coyote Lake, Turtle Rock or Sierra Vista with one of our downloadable trail maps. Many thanks to the Ridge Trail volunteers who trekked over 100 miles to get these images!
Here are some iconic Ridge Trail vistas on Google Maps:
Mission Peak, east of Fremont in Alameda County, is one of toughest Bay Area ascents but also gets hikers to one of the most popular vista points in the region.
Miles of rolling trails and big South Bay vistas await visitors to this Santa Clara County Park near Morgan Hill.
Everyone loves to hang around Turtle Rock for a while...the Ridge Trail crosses into Santa Cruz County for a couple miles just to get here.
A cyclist's delight, and hikers love these views across Santa Clara Valley too.