Friday, April 27, 2012

Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve - Alpine Pond

Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve has two quarter-mile trails that are wheelchair accessible. The one I went to is the Alpine Pond trail. The trail's entrance is located in the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve parking lot which is next to the intersection of Highway 35 and Page Mill/Alpine Road. The gravel parking area has a couple of handicap parking spaces and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom.

The beginning of the trail takes you through a tunnel and down to the Alpine Pond. Next to the pond is the wheelchair-accessible David C. Daniels Nature Center and a floating pier. The well-maintained trail, which goes around the pond, is mostly hard-packed dirt with one stretch that is gravel. There are a couple of picnic tables and a viewing station that has wheelchair-accessible binoculars.

Even though the trail is only one quarter mile long, I found it an enjoyable trail to travel around on. The other wheelchair-accessible trail is located not too far off of Highway 35 and that trail circles around Horseshoe Lake.

To see more of my tour of Alpine Pond, 
please watch my video.

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