6 New Ridge Trails in 2020

Dec 16th, 2020


Despite 2020 being a poster year for uncertainty, the Ridge Trail has been very busy. We celebrated the dedication of over 8 miles – which includes 6 new distinct trail segments across 6 different counties. In fact, this is the most miles the Ridge Trail has gained in one year since 2015! Much of this work was possible thanks to the completion of our Ridge Trail Gap Analysis and Action Plan. By evaluating every remaining gap in the Ridge Trail, we reprioritized, identified strategies and laid out a path forward to complete the entire trail. You can learn more about the results of the Gap Analysis here.


The Ridge Trail Segments Added in 2020:

Suscol Headwaters Preserve, Napa County

people hiking along trail
1 mile adjoining Skyline Wilderness Park, offering stunning panoramic views. Get a sneak peek of this trail by watching our new video.

Info & Map here.



Almond Ranch, Contra Costa County

1.6 miles of new trail, closing a key gap between two existing trail segments on the Carquinez Strait Scenic Loop Trail.

Info & Map here.



Mission Peak North – Ohlone College lands, Alameda County

1.7 miles featuring a mix of steep hills and inspiring ridgeline vistas. Get a sneak peek of this trail by watching our new video.

Info & Map here.



Berryessa BART, Santa Clara County

Berryessa BART informational sign and trailhead sign
0.7 miles connecting the new Berryessa BART station to Alum Rock Park, the Ridge Trail’s first BART connection.

Info & Map here.



El Corte de Madera Preserve, San Mateo County

1.8 miles of beautiful trail taking visitors through the shade of mixed evergreen and redwood forests.

Map and more information coming soon.


Twin Peaks and Stanyan Edge, San Francisco

1.4 miles re-route bringing the trail onto the ridge line of SF’s iconic Twin Peaks and along the redesigned entrance to Golden Gate Park.

Info & Map here.




Get a 3D, birds eye view of these new Ridge Trails with our new Google Earth experience, here.


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