Don and Gillian's Ridge Trail Run
11 days

  • Day 1 Fri, 8/22/03, Golden Gate Bridge to Vineyard Road
  • Day 2, Sat, 8/23/03, Vineyard Road to Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
  • Day 3 Sun, 8/24/03, Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park to Annadel State Park
  • Day 4 Mon, 8/25/03, Annadel State Park to Rockville Hills Community Park
  • Day 5 Tue, 8/26/03, Rockville Hills Community Park to Benicia waterfront
  • Day 6 Wed, 8/27/03, Benicia kayak launch to Chabot Regional Park (Bort Meadow)
  • Day 7 Thu, 8/28/03, Bort Meadow to Ed Levin Park (Sandy Wool Lake)
  • Day 8 Fri, 8/29/03, Sandy Wool Lake to Metcalf City Park
  • Day 9 Sat, 8/30/03, Metcalf City Park to Sanborn County Park
  • Day 10 Sun, 8/31/03, Sanborn County Park to Hwy 92 & Skyline Blvd
  • Day 11 Mon, 9/1/03, Hwy 92 & Skyline Blvd to the Golden Gate Bridge

    Aug 22, 2003 (Friday) -- Day 1
    Seg # Name Type Segment Miles Daily Miles Total Miles Notes To Do
    1 Golden Gate Bridge south end to Golden Gate Bridge north end Gap 2.0 2.0 2.0    
    2 Golden Gate Bridge north end to Tennessee Valley Ridge Trail 4.6 6.6 6.6 straight through; no loop required  
    3 Tennessee Valley to Shoreline Hwy Ridge Trail 3.8 10.4 10.4    
    4 Shoreline Hwy to Pan Toll Ranger Station Ridge Trail 5.4 15.8 15.8    
    5 Pan Toll Ranger Station to Bolinas Fairfax Rd Ridge Trail 6.4 22.2 22.2    
    6 Bolinas Fairfax Rd to Samuel P. Taylor State Park Entrance Ridge Trail 12.8 35.0 35.0    
    7 Samuel P. Taylor State Park Entrance to Loma Alta Open Space Gap 7.3 42.3 42.3    
    8 Loma Alta to Lucas Valley Ridge Trail 3.7 46.0 46.0    
    9 Lucas Valley to Vineyard Rd Gap 7.0 53.0 53.0 Carry a copy of the permission letter from Mr. Hill  

    Aug 23, 2003 (Saturday) -- Day 2
    Seg # Name Type Segment Miles Daily Miles Total Miles Notes To Do
    10 Vineyard Rd to Indian Tree, through Verissimo Hills and Little Moutain Preserves to O'hair Park Ridge Trail 9.0 9.0 62.0   Where does Lucas private land (Hill Ranch) end up -- Vinyard Rd or d x
    11 O'hair Park & San Andreas Fire road through Mt. Burdell Open Space Ridge Trail 7.1 16.1 69.1    
    12 Mt. Burdell Open Space to Helen Putman Park Gap 15.5 31.6 84.6    
    13 Helen Putman Park out and back Ridge Trail 2.4 34.0 87.0 Distance: 2.4 (1.2 one-way) out and back  
    14 Helen Putman Park to McNear Park Gap 0.7 34.7 87.7    
    15 McNear Park to Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park Ridge Trail 4.7 39.4 92.4 all road  

    Aug 24, 2003 (Sunday) -- Day 3
    Seg # Name Type Segment Miles Daily Miles Total Miles Notes To Do
    16 Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park to Jack London State Historic Park Gap 19.7 19.7 112.1    
    17 Jack London State Historic Park Ridge Trail 11.7 31.4 123.8 11.7 (double out-and-back distance)  
    18 Jack London State Historic Park to Spring Lake Park Gap 14.0 45.4 137.8    
    19 Spring Lake Park to Annadel State Park east gate Ridge Trail 9.0 54.4 146.8    

    Aug 25, 2003 (Monday) -- Day 4
    Seg # Name Type Segment Miles Daily Miles Total Miles Notes To Do
    20 Annadel State Park to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, pony gate Gap 4.9 4.9 151.7    
    21 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Ridge Trail 5.4 10.3 157.1 out-and-back  
    22 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park to Skyline Wilderness Park Gap 30.9 41.2 188.0    
    23 Skyline Wilderness Park Ridge Trail 4.8 46.0 192.8 short out-and-back to the north to do the entire trail  
    24 Skyline Wilderness Park to Rockville Hills Community Park Gap 5.0 51.0 197.8 John Tuteur will accompany us (on horseback) through his land; confirm distance, and where to meet John (intersection of River to Ridge Trail and Skyline Park trail?)  

    Aug 26, 2003 (Tuesday) -- Day 5
    Seg # Name Type Segment Miles Daily Miles Total Miles Notes To Do
    25 Rockville Hills Community Park to Green Valley Rd Ridge Trail 3.5 3.5 201.3    
    26 Green Valley Rd to Hiddenbrooke Trail Gap 10.3 13.8 211.6    
    27 Hiddenbrooke Trail Ridge Trail 2.5 16.3 214.1 meet Kathy Blume at the end of this segment  
    28 Hiddenbrooke Trail to Blue Rock Springs Park Gap 2.0 18.3 216.1 special permission for restricted land  
    29 Blue Rock Springs Park to Rose Drive Ridge Trail 5.4 23.7 221.5    
    30 Rose Drive to Benicia State Recreation Area Gap 0.2 23.9 221.7 Distance 0.2 (approx)  
    31 Benicia State Recreation Area to kayak launch site Ridge Trail 10.5 34.4 232.2 Distance 10.5 (partial out-and-back) figure out distances where is kayak launch site? (Benicia point?)

    Aug 27, 2003 (Wednesday) -- Day 6
    Seg # Name Type Segment Miles Daily Miles Total Miles Notes To Do
    32 Benicia kayak launch site to Martinez marina Gap 1.2 1.2 233.4    
    33 Kayak landing to Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline Ridge Trail 4.4 5.6 237.8 Roads. Route assumes landing at Marina/Martinez Regional Shoreline  
    34 Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline to John Muir National Historic Site Ridge Trail 3.0 8.6 240.8    
    35 John Muir National Historic Site to Pinole Valley Park Gap 11.1 19.7 251.9    
    36 Pinole Valley Park to Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve Ridge Trail 3.4 23.1 255.3 including connector trail through Pinole Valley Park  
    37 Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve to Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area Gap 2.2 25.3 257.5    
    38 Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area to Inspiration Point Ridge Trail 4.4 29.7 261.9   Need permit for 2 EBMUD sections
    39 Inspiration Point to Skyline Gate Ridge Trail 9.3 39.0 271.2    
    40 Skyline Gate to Bort Meadow Ridge Trail 8.3 47.3 279.5    

    Aug 28, 2003 (Thursday) -- Day 7
    Seg # Name Type Segment Miles Daily Miles Total Miles Notes To Do
    41 Bort Meadow to Chabot Staging Area Ridge Trail 6.1 6.1 285.6    
    42 Chabot Staging Area to Independent School Ridge Trail 8.4 14.5 294.0   Need EBMUD permit
    43 Independent School to Five Canyons Open Space Ridge Trail 2.7 17.2 296.7 Go to end of trail and then back on different route  
    44 Five Canyons Open Space to Five Canyons Parkway Connector Trail .75 17.95 297.45 Shady Canyon Trail to the road  
    45 Five Canyons Parkway to Zeile Creek Drive Gap 4.5 22.45 301.95    
    46 Zeile Creek Drive to May Road Connector Trail 5.0 27.45 306.95    
    47 May Road to Mission Blvd. Connector Trail 0.5 27.95 307.45 Fire road to Double DD Ranch  
    48 Mission Blvd. to Ohlone College Gap 7.6 35.55 315.05    
    49 Ohlone College to Ed Levin Park, Sandy Wool Lake Ridge Trail 10.4 45.95 325.45    

    Aug 29, 2003 (Friday) -- Day 8
    Seg # Name Type Segment Miles Daily Miles Total Miles Notes To Do
    50 Sandy Wool Lake Alum Rock Park, Penitencia Creek Entrance Gap 7.0 7.0 332.45    
    51 Alum Rock Penitencia Creek Entrance to Alum Rock Ave Ridge Trail 7.0 14.0 339.45    
    52 Alum Rock Ave to Joseph D. Grant County Park Gap 7.5 21.5 346.95 Crothers Rd, then Mt Hamilton Rd  
    53 Joseph D. Grant County Park to Quimby Road Ridge Trail 10.0 31.5 356.95 Out and back and then turn left when crossing Quimby Could find out accurate mileage - book doesn't provide it
    54 Quimby Road to Coyote Hellyer Park Gap 9.4 40.9 366.35    
    55 Coyote Hellyer Park to Metcalf City Park Ridge Trail 6.3 47.2 372.65    

    Aug 30, 2003 (Saturday) -- Day 9
    Seg # Name Type Segment Miles Daily Miles Total Miles Notes To Do
    56 Metcalf City Park to Santa Teresa Park Gap 4.4 4.4 377.05    
    57 Santa Teresa Park Ridge Trail 5.4 9.8 382.45    
    58 Santa Teresa Park to Almaden Quicksilver Park Gap 0.7 10.5 383.15    
    59 Almaden Quicksilver Park to Sierra Azul Open Space Connector Trail 4.25 14.75 387.40    
    60 Sierra Azul Open Space to Black Road, via Lexington Reservoir Connector Trail 12.75 27.50 400.15    
    61 Black Road to Sanborn-Skyline County Park (Sunnyvale Mountain) Gap 8.5 36.00 408.65    

    Aug 31, 2003 (Sunday) -- Day 10
    Seg # Name Type Segment Miles Daily Miles Total Miles Notes To Do
    62 Sunnyvale Mountain in Sanborn County Park to Saratoga Gap Ridge Trail 4.9 4.9 413.55    
    63 Saratoga Gap to Horseshoe Lake Ridge Trail 7.8 12.7 421.35    
    64 Horseshoe Lake to Rapley Ranch Road Ridge Trail 4.8 17.5 426.15    
    65 Rapley Ranch Road to Razorback Ridge (Windy Hill) Gap .3 17.8 426.45    
    66 Razorback Ridge (Windy Hill) to Spring Ridge Ridge Trail 3.2 21.0 429.65    
    67 Spring Ridge to Wunderlich County Park Gap 4.3 25.3 433.95    
    68 Wunderlich County Park to Purisima Creek Trailhead Ridge Trail 5.8 31.1 439.75    
    69 Purisima Creek Trailhead to Preserve's North Entrance Ridge Trail 5.7 36.8 445.45 5.7 on the hikers trail, 7.7 for horse and bike  
    70 Preserve's North Entrance to Highway 92 & Skyline Blvd Gap 4.3 41.1 449.75    

    Sep 1, 2003 (Monday) -- Day 11
    Seg # Name Type Segment Miles Daily Miles Total Miles Notes To Do
    71 Highway 92 & Skyline Blvd to Skylawn Cemetery Gate Gap 1.0 1.0 450.75    
    72 Skylawn Cemetery Gate to Sweeney Ridge (portola gate) Ridge Trail 10.0 11.0 460.75 watershed lang - w/ docent, special permission  
    73 Sweeney Ridge (portola gate) to Milagra Ridge Gate Ridge Trail 4.2 15.2 464.95    
    74 Milagra Ridge Gate to Mussel Rock Gap 4.4 19.6 469.35    
    75 Mussel Rock to Palisades Park Ridge Trail 2.9 22.5 472.25    
    76 Palisades Park to John Daly Blvd. Gap .3 22.8 472.55 Stay on ocean side  
    77 John Daly Blvd. to Fort Funston Ridge Trail 1.2 24.0 473.75   Book says 2.4 round trip - looks off
    78 Fort Funston to Stern Grove Ridge Trail 3.2 27.2 476.95    
    79 Stern Grove to the Presidio Ridge Trail 7.0 34.2 483.95    
    80 The Presidio to the Golden Gate Ridge Trail 2.5 36.7 486.45 FINISHED!!!