Join our Legacy Circle

You can make this bold vision a reality and help us to complete all 550 miles.


By including the Ridge Trail in your will or trust—a commitment that costs you nothing today—you are leaving a legacy and visionary natural resource of benefit to the entire Bay Area.

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We'll be glad to provide additional information to you by mail or email, or talk with you personally about fit options and specific legacy gifts. You can contact us by:

Call: (415) 561-2595 ext. 208

Legacy Member Stories


As Chair Emeritus of the Trail Council’s Board of Directors, Bill has seen the Ridge Trail grow from...


A fifth generation Californian, Harry Engelbright had a paternal great-grandfather who worked as an



While serving as Chair of the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, the late Phil Arnold said, “I like impro



Mark Evanoff sees something along the Ridge Trail most hikers miss: economic value.

Evanoff, a fo



28 years a teacher and 27 years a supporter of the Ridge Trail Council, the late Doris E. Lindfors a...


At age 85, Jorgen Hildebrandt of San Rafael, a retired financial adviser, became the US Tennis Assoc



Ruth Zamist, CPA, who became the Ridge Trail Council’s first treasurer in 1991 and served on its boa


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