Sobrante Ridge

Most guides will have you enter the Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve from Coach Drive in Carriage Hills, but if you enter from the El Sobrante side — the trail head is at the end of Heavenly Ridge Lane — a short hike past the endangered Alameda Manzanita will take you to the top of the ridge, where a selection of pictnic tables awaits you. A view of Mt. Tamalpais lies to the west.

sobrante ridge view to west: mt. tam and marin county

To the east is Mount Diablo, and to the south Wildcat Canyon.

sobrante ridge view to south: wildcat canyon

You can descend to Carriage Hills to the north, if you wish.

carriage hills from sobrante ridge

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  1. I’m really enjoying your posts about all the parks, flora and fauna in the Bay Area. I tend to forget what a banquet we have spread around us. Great photos as well!

  2. Thanks, Nancy

    I’ve been blogging five days a week on Right Reading, Frisco Vista, and Buried Mirror for a while now, and I’m finding it challenging to keep up that pace, what with my day job in the mix. I might reduce FV and BM to three or four days a week. We’ll see.

  3. I’m constantly amazed at how much you do and at the quality of your posts. I’ve got a LJ and my photo blog but the quality goes from OK to so-so. But you always maintain a high standard.