Bay Area Ridge Trail to Borel Hill

This short hike climbs up to a scenic viewpoint just off Skyline Boulevard.

1.5 miles RT; 370 ft climbing; moderate

It’s always worth the quick walk uphill to catch the flooring view at Borel Hill. After all, it is the most popular goal at Russian Ridge. Some days gift clear skies over Palo Alto and down over the entire South Bay, while a thick blanket of fog works its way over the mountains from the west. Other days are more decisively socked in or shine sunny skies all around.

No mater what, you'll always find that on-top-of-the-world feeling.

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