Borel Hill Climber's Log

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colingregory - Dec 13, 2019 11:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2016

Dayhike  Sucess!

Almost a drive up. Did on the way to Mindego.


NavySeabee - Feb 6, 2018 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2018

Ridge Trail  Sucess!

Easy hike with sweeping views from the Bay to the ocean.


boyblue - Jan 28, 2017 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2017

Great Views!  Sucess!

With my wife Nora. We went on to tag Mindego Hill to spice things up a bit.


davidsanger - Aug 9, 2016 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014

Grassy stroll  Sucess!

Easy walk though grassland from parking lot. Nice late afternoon light.


iditarod81 - Oct 25, 2015 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2015

Random  Sucess!

Had no idea this was here. We were hiking around in the area and ended up on a path that led to Borel Hill summit. Great views!

trexkerry - Mar 2, 2014 12:15 am Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2014

From Skyline Blvd  Sucess!

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

AlphaRomero - Dec 24, 2012 1:15 am Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2009

Many Times

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!


labgloves - May 29, 2012 3:27 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Great Trail running in the area  Sucess!

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.


calipidder - Apr 19, 2012 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2003

After work hike  Sucess!

Nice place to come and hike after work down Pagemill.


haishan - Mar 19, 2011 2:13 am

Ski tour?  Sucess!

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.


tyler4588 - Jan 30, 2010 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2010

Nice Views  Sucess!

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.


JHH60 - Jun 26, 2009 6:19 pm

Nice hike  Sucess!

Pretty views.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jun 8, 2009 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009

From Alpine Rd/SR35 lot  Sucess!

With son Ryan, after tagging the more interesting Mindego Hill. Trip Report

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 14, 2008 10:08 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2008

From the Vista Point parking area/overlook  Sucess!

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.


copeg - Aug 30, 2007 4:40 pm

Great view  Sucess!

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.

mpjones - Jan 18, 2007 1:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

An Early Morning Birthday Hike  Sucess!

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.


rhyang - Jan 17, 2007 6:56 pm

makes for a fun MTB ride

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.


coastclimber - Nov 8, 2006 7:19 pm

Nice hike any time of the year  Sucess!

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!

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Sep 2, 2006 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2005

Part of a trail half-marathon  Sucess!

Nice views from the top. Got to top as part of a fairly challenging half-marathon.


McCannster - Aug 27, 2006 3:20 pm

Walked Up here a few years ago  Sucess!

Don't remember when, I believe twas back in Jan. of 03 that I hiked this. Pretty easy hike from the trailhead.

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