Spring Ridge/Hamms Gulch Loop, Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Spring Ridge/Hamms Gulch Loop, Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

Featured hike:
0.0: Start at the information signboard and follow the sign "to Windy Hill OSP Trails."
0.1: Junction. Turn left onto Spring Ridge Trail.
0.5: Junction. Continue straight, toward Alpine Road.
0.6: Junction near private driveway. Bear right, then straight, onto Hamms Gulch Trail.
1.0: Junction with Eagle Trail. Continue straight on Hamms Gulch Trail.
3.4: Hamms Gulch Trail ends at a signed junction. Turn right onto Lost Trail.
4.0: Lost Trail ends near a picnic area at the Skyline Boulevard trailhead. Continue straight, now on Anniversary Trail.
4.0: Stay to the right, as a path for equestrians and cyclists veers left.
4.4: Anniversary Trail ends at a signed junction with Spring Ridge Trail. Turn right.
6.4: Signed junction with Betsy Crowder Trail. Turn left.
7.1: Junction, again, with Spring Ridge Trail and the path back to the trailhead. Turn left.
7.2: Back at the trailhead.

Getting there:
From Interstate 280 in San Mateo County, exit Alpine Road (exit 22). Drive west about 3 miles, and turn right at the first stop sign, onto Portola. Drive about 0.8 mile, and turn left into the parking lot.

GPS coordinates* for trailhead:
Latitude 3722'31.02"N
(* based on Google Earth data, shown as degrees, minutes, seconds)

Read about this hike in more detail and view photos at http://www.bahiker.com/southbayhikes/whsrhg.html

© 2002 Jane Huber/Bay Area Hiker.