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Alpine Pond at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

Get your nature fix and add a short hike at this bucolic pond in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.4 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview:  Alpine Pond is one of the prettiest places in the string of open-space preserves along Highway 35, also known as Skyline Boulevard.

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Tips:  Wear sunscreen; most of this hike is unshaded.

The nature center is open from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends from April through November... more »

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