A Press Democrat Blog


A blog about Bay Area hiking…. mostly

Healdburg Ridge Open Space Preserve

      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… Read More »

Short hikes, Part II: Skyline Wilderness, Healdsburg Ridge

Continuing my recent blog posts on short-ish dayhikes around the North Bay, I had a chance to hit a couple more interesting spots in recent days. You too? Uh, why not? Healdsburg Ridge – I went here soon after it first became more publicly accessible a few years ago, and that was on a fairly hot spring day but right after a rainfall so I do remember the extreme muddy conditions. That wasn’t the case at all on a recent… Read More »