In March we celebrated dedications of the new John Nicholas Trail and re-dedicated the upgraded Skyline Trail at Sanborn County Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Saratoga. These trails connect to existing Ridge Trail at Castle Rock State Park and beyond, making almost 22 miles of continuous Ridge Trail on the southern Peninsula. The fully multi-use trail now seamlessly connects 4 open space preserves, 2 county parks and 1 state park.
The John Nicholas Trail and the upgrades to Skyline enable new loop options within Sanborn and beyond, and cyclists in particular have several new opportunities for mixed trail and rural road rides in the vicinity. Cyclists have taken to the Nicholas trail in droves, enjoying the design details that make the trail particularly fun to ride both uphill and down.