Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

This preserve has about 2100 acres with 10 miles of multi-use trails for hikers, bicyclists and equestrians. There are some hiking only trails. Trails offer views of Horseshoe Lake, Alpine Pond, Lambert Creek Watershed, Butano Ridge and Portola State Park. Horseshoe Lake and Alpine Pond are good for wildlife and bird watching. There are restrooms in the main parking lots but no drinking water is available.


No dogs allowed in the preserve.

Disabled Access

Wheelchair accessible


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Skyline Boulevard, La Honda, CA 94020


The preserve's entrance and equestrian parking is located about one mile south of the Page Mill Road/Alpine Road and Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) intersection. For convenient access to the Daniels Nature Center and Alpine Road, park in the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve parking lot, located on the northwest corner of the Page Mill/Alpine Road and Skyline Boulevard intersection. Walk through the tunnel under Alpine Rd. to reach the nature center. The entrance to the Horseshoe Lake parking lot is on Skyline Boulevard, about one mile south of Page Mill Road. There is also a designated disabled parking lot just off of this main lot, allowing closer access to Horseshoe Lake.

Contact Info

Phone: 650-691-1200 or email: