Before revisiting two street-signed dirt "roads" I was aware of in the OMI, detoured to Cayuga Park for a quick walk-thru. This little park has seen improvements since my last visit a few years ago. Paused for a few pix of Mr. Braceros’ wood carvings; only a short visit this time due to rain: First six pics.
Out of the park and up the twisty ramp next to it that passes over the BART tracks. This will take you to an old pedestrian bridge above the freeway, to come out at Farallones & San Jose, pic 7. They should paint this like they did the over-freeway walkers' bridge in Potrero.
Ridge Lane in the OMI is indeed a “dirt road,” about three blocks worth.
Did not see an easy way up from (2447) San Jose Ave. Noticed fencing above; no obvious trail and no street sign down here. But it used to start up from San Jose since at 436 San Miguel there’s a street sign for “100 Ridge,” not "000 Ridge." But at San Miguel both ends are blocked off with fencing, above and below: 8, 9.
So around to the next street, Majestic, where there’s a view east and down from Ridge, a wide space between homes. Ridge ascends west from Majestic as a walkable dirt trail between buildings. See 2 Majestic/187 Ridge on Streetview: 10, 11.
Out at Louisburg/Margaret where the street sign says 300 Ridge: 12, 13, 14.
It continues west from here, a true dirt street, ending up at the top of Howth (399 Howth) at Josiah: 448 Ridge: 15, 16, 17, 18.
Some digitals of Ridge I found from 2007: 19 thru 22.
Nearby Summit starts out as a street-signed unpaved trail at Majestic’s top dead-end, this last block of Majestic especially steep to trudge up, pic 23. The short trail climbs over to drivable streets Minerva and Summit. Atop this now green slope is an open viewspot with some steppingstones out to the vehicle streets. Pix 24, 25, 26.
Two houses on Margaret: 27, 28.
Colorful house and fence on San Jose: last two pix.
Despite its lack of much needed stairways, this area does have lots of smaller, older homes; excellent public transportation; Brooks Park; juicily steep streets; great views; and the Whole Foods Ocean Ave. branch at the foot of the hill, my destination after this hike.