Almost a drive up. Did on the way to Mindego.
Easy hike with sweeping views from the Bay to the ocean.
With my wife Nora. We went on to tag Mindego Hill to spice things up a bit.
Easy walk though grassland from parking lot. Nice late afternoon light.
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!
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
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!
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.
Nice place to come and hike after work down Pagemill.
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.
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.
With son Ryan, after tagging the more interesting Mindego Hill. Trip Report
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Nice views from the top. Got to top as part of a fairly challenging half-marathon.
Don't remember when, I believe twas back in Jan. of 03 that I hiked this. Pretty easy hike from the trailhead.