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This trail follows the ridgeline and provides sweeping vistas along the entire route. If you’re looking for wildflowers and wildlife in the spring, this is a great place to visit.
Watch the skies for red-tailed hawks, Cooper's hawks and, if you're lucky, golden eagles.
This 3,137-acre preserve is known for its spring wildflowers, but it has much to offer all year round. It is one of the best places in the Bay Area to see raptors; including red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, Cooper’s hawks, sharp-skinned hawks and even golden eagles.
Not far from this location is Audrey’s Way at Mindego Gateway, a commemorative site honoring former POST President Audrey C. Rust for her 24 years of conservation leadership. There is an accessible paved pathway, lookout deck and connections to surrounding trails. The site also offers panoramic vistas of protected redwood ridges and undulating hillsides, including Mindego Hill, now part of the Russian Ridge preserve, protected by POST in 2007.