The weather is cooling, leaves are changing, and there’s a hint of pumpkin spice in the air… what better time is there to get out and explore the ridgelines surrounding the San Francisco Bay? Here’s your guide to experiencing fall to the fullest on the Ridge Trail.
See the Changing Colors
On the Vine
Ridge Trail Section: Robert Louis Stevenson State Park: Lower Oat Hill Mine Trail to Palisades
One-way Distance: 4.5 miles
Access: Hike, Bike, Equestrian
Photo: Lynnette Batt, AllTrails
Around the Bay
Make the most of your next Ridge Trail excursion by adding a stop at a nearby pumpkin patch. (We recommend trail first, then pumpkin patch, unless you’re looking to make your outing extra challenging with some weight training )
Pumpkin Patch: ABC Tree Farms & Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
Nearby Ridge Trail Section: Lynch Canyon Open Space to Hiddenbrook Open Space via McGary Road
Pumpkin Patch: Pronzi Farms Pumpkin Patch
Nearby Ridge Trail Section: Helen Putnam Regional Park and City of Petaluma Ring Trail
Pumpkin Patch: Grossi Family Farm
Nearby Ridge Trail Section: Indian Tree Open Space Preserve to Stafford Lake (Novato)
Get Curious about Creepy Crawlies
There’s plenty of amazing flora and fauna to discover during the fall in the Bay Area.
Participate in a Bioblitz to become a citizen scientist while recording and learning about all the fungi, insects, plants and animals that thrive along the Ridge Trail.
Photo: Merav Vonshak, Bioblitz Club