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trexkerryFrom Skyline Blvd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2014
After hiking Black Mountain, decided to bag two other CC peaks, Borel Hill and Windy Hill, while I was in the area. Nice view, but with 1 mile and 200 feet of gain for the entire hike how is this worthy of being on the CC Peak List? Trip report is HERE
Posted Mar 2, 2014 12:15 am

AlphaRomeroMany Times
Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2009

AlphaRomero

Been here many times. The first may have been earlier than 12/13/09, but I'm sure I was here on that date, based on my nearby Geocache log. Nice hike or bike ride across the ridge!
Posted Dec 24, 2012 1:15 am

labglovesGreat Trail running in the area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

labgloves

Visited on an enjoyable (but cool) trail run through the preserve on Memorial Day, just before Sunset. This was my first visit to the preserve.
Posted May 29, 2012 3:27 pm

calipidderAfter work hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2003

calipidder

Nice place to come and hike after work down Pagemill.
Posted Apr 19, 2012 8:02 pm

haishanSki tour?  Sucess!

haishan

Can I claim first ski descent of Borel Hill? :)
After a cold December storm dumped several inches up there... back in 1998 I think. Rode my MTB over the summit several times.
Posted Mar 19, 2011 2:13 am

tyler4588Nice Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2010

tyler4588

Hiked up from the vista point on a little hill-bagging trip. Beautiful views of the bay area and the coast. I kept hiking and got rained on. I think it'd be a better hike from the Alpine Road/CA-35 gate, but it was a nice walk from the vista point too.
Posted Jan 30, 2010 6:59 pm

JHH60Nice hike  Sucess!

JHH60

Pretty views.
Posted Jun 26, 2009 6:19 pm

Bob BurdFrom Alpine Rd/SR35 lot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009

Bob Burd

With son Ryan, after tagging the more interesting Mindego Hill. Trip Report
Posted Jun 8, 2009 12:00 pm

Sarah SimonFrom the Vista Point parking area/overlook  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2008

Sarah Simon

This made for a very pleasant outing with two co-workers the afternoon before a busy multi-day conference. The veiws were nice but even better were the wildflowers. The poppies in particular were stunning. The drive to the trailhead was enjoyable. We cam up Page Mill Road from Palo Alto. I don't recommend this route if you are prone to motion sickness. Partners: Rashmi & Jolinda.
Posted May 14, 2008 10:08 am

copegGreat view  Sucess!

copeg

An amazing place to go for an early or late hike to watch the sunrise or sunset. Sunset are really nice from the top as the sun sets over the pacific.
Posted Aug 30, 2007 4:40 pm

mpjonesAn Early Morning Birthday Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

mpjones

Came up here around sunrise. Pleasantly warm and very pretty. A little celebration of my last day in the northern hemisphere for almost a month.
Posted Jan 18, 2007 1:22 am

rhyangmakes for a fun MTB ride

rhyang

I like to start from Woodside and ride up Alpine Road (unpaved, some short singletrack sections), then take some of the trails in the Coal Creek OSP up to Skyline, then hit Borel, and then a few laps on the Ancient Oaks trail (fun singletrack riding !) Great evening / after-work training ride during the summer.

Alpine Road is open all year long (and unlike many other south bay trails night riding is legal on it), but some of the open space preserves can have seasonal closures to mountain bikes due to muddy conditions. Usually I like to do this ride in warmer temps, spring through fall.
Posted Jan 17, 2007 6:56 pm

coastclimberNice hike any time of the year  Sucess!

coastclimber

Have hiked up Borel a few times in the last few years. Can be really windy and chilly in fall/winter. Great place to watch the red-tailed hawks circling!
Posted Nov 8, 2006 7:19 pm

Scott FultonPart of a trail half-marathon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2005

Scott Fulton

Nice views from the top. Got to top as part of a fairly challenging half-marathon.
Posted Sep 2, 2006 6:38 pm

McCannsterWalked Up here a few years ago  Sucess!

McCannster

Don't remember when, I believe twas back in Jan. of 03 that I hiked this. Pretty easy hike from the trailhead.
Posted Aug 27, 2006 3:20 pm

catullusPart of longer bike ride  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

catullus

Biked from Stanford, up Windy Hill, across Skyline Boulevard, and up Borel Hill. Descended to Skyline, then down through the Coral Creek Open Space Preserve to Alpine, and back to Stanford. Quite a tiring and beautiful bike ride.
Posted Aug 27, 2006 6:13 am

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