Ridge to Bridge Warm Up: Hike on the Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail
Saturday March 17 and 24, 2018 –Ridge to Bridge 2018 is in April and all who are participating are encouraged to go on practice hikes to prepare for the big event. Access to the Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail, in the SF Watershed, is available only with a docent and we would love for you to be part of the adventure this March! The 13-mile hike rises gently before entering the SFPUC’s property, through which it continues for another 10 magnificent miles. You’ll experience lovely views of the Pacific, the Bay, and several reservoirs, and, if you’re lucky you may spot a bald eagle soaring above.
Elevation gain 650 feet.
Exact details, carpool arrangements, and meeting time and location will be sent by email the week of the hike.
The Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail in the Crystal Springs watershed, dedicated in 2003, is an epic achievement for the Ridge Trail and our partners. This 23,000-acre watershed is a Fish and Wildlife Refuge and international Biosphere Preserve. Habitats range from old-growth coniferous forests to oak woodlands to rare serpentine grasslands. The land supports 165 species of birds, including rare and endangered raptors, four endangered butterly species, the red-legged frog, and the San Francisco garter snake.