A view of Russian River at Healdsburg Ridge.

A view of Russian River at Healdsburg Ridge.

 

 

Heading up to Healdsburg for wine tasting this weekend? Stop by the Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve.

A lot of work has been done in recent years, on a network of trails that lace through the landscape. Since it’s opening in November of 2008, Land Paths has done remarkable work on manicuring approximately 3 miles of trails in the 152-acre preserve.

Sylvester and I had a chance to visit this week, taking in remarkable views of Fitch Mountain, Russian River, and the Mayacamas Mountains. The park features a mixture of grasslands, oak woodlands, chaparral, and wetlands; known to attract deer, jackrabbit, bobcat, mountain lion and more than 40 species of birds.

The trails are easy, and a bench at the top of All-The-Oaks trail, would make an excellent spot for a picnic lunch and a bottle of pinot.

Check out the video we made of our trail run: PD Trailhead Video: Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve

Click here for more information and a map of the park.

Beautifully kept trails at Healdsburg Ridge.

Beautifully kept trails at Healdsburg Ridge.