Long Ridge Open Space

Long Ridge Open Space

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space logoAll Midpeninsula Preserves are open to the public free of charge, 365 days a year from dawn until one-half hour after sunset.

With options for short hikes, rides to scenic overlooks, and longer loop trips, Long Ridge Open Space Preserve provides something for everyone.

Connected to Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve by one of the longest continuous segments of the Bay Area Ridge Trail (13 miles from Sanborn-Skyline County Park to the northern boundary of Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve), Long Ridge Preserve is popular among hikers, cyclists, and equestrians alike.

• Dogs must be controlled on a maximum 6-foot leash at all times.
• Dogs are allowed only in designated preserves or areas as posted.
• Moving dog waste off trail is not permitted.


• Parking for Long Ridge Open Space Preserve is at Peters Creek trailhead on the west side of Skyline Boulevard, about 3.6 miles north of its intersection with Highway 9, and approximately 3.3 miles south of its intersection with Page Mill Road.

• If you are coming from the north on Skyline Blvd., the pullout is just past Portola Heights Road on the right.

• From the south, the pullout for the parking area is near the Palo Alto city limits sign on the right.

• There is additional parking across Skyline Blvd. at the Grizzly Flat trailhead.

• Parking is also available in the Caltrans parking area at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 35.

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