County: San Mateo
If you are looking to stay out of the heat this shaded trail in San Mateo county is a good pick! Follow the gently graded Skyline Trail through redwood and Douglas-fir forests just below the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains. You’ll discover unusual wildflowers along one of the few remaining segments of the old California Riding and Hiking Trail, a trail system established in 1954. On a hot summer day, this easy, shaded trail will be a welcome retreat.
Make it longer: Connect up to Purisma to the North. It is a beauty!
Make it a loop: Use the Ridge Trail to connect you with El Corte Madera Creek Open Space Preserve for a myriad of loop possibilities.