San Francisco Skyline, from Lucas Valley Open Space

Hiking Magic above Skywalker Ranch on the Ridge Trail

The Bay Area Ridge Trail at Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve involves a moderate climb past Skywalker Ranch to Big Rock Ridge. The ridge tops out at 1,800-feet, Marin County’s second-highest peak. The trail is mostly open but includes a woodland or two. On a clear day high on the trail, hikers can see the San Francisco skyline roughly 25 miles to the southeast. Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm post-production unit, is based at the ranch southwest of the ridge.

We are hiking the 400-mile Bay Area Ridge Trail. Sign up to follow our progress here.

Continue reading “Hiking Magic above Skywalker Ranch on the Ridge Trail”