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Purisima Creek Redwoods

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Woodside, CA 94062
+1 415-691-1200
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Favorite hike in the Bay Area

Depending one where you start and which trail end you decide to start on, this trail can go from... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
Molly A
via mobile
Love the scent of the forest

It was awesome to visit once again with wild flowers in bloom at the beach before the trek. The... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2016
Evelyn C
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This 2,500-acre redwood preserve is a favorite for hikers, bikers and nature lovers.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“mile loop” (3 reviews)
Woodside, CA 94062
+1 415-691-1200
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Depending one where you start and which trail end you decide to start on, this trail can go from moderately challenging to very challenging. Either way, it is all very beautiful and serene. The redwood forest turns into a redwood grow far above the fast...More

2  Thank Molly A
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

It was awesome to visit once again with wild flowers in bloom at the beach before the trek. The scent of pine and eucalyptus was calming and exhilirating at the same time. We loved the Red Woods. The long beautiful trail. The trail we took...More

1  Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Great hiking place! There's basically a loop, and it's about 9 miles long. I really enjoyed it, as it was shaded, had views of Half Moon Bay part of the way, and had lots of trees. It's also not very steep, and the shade really...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 19 February 2016

If you can't swing the big trip up to the Muir woods, at least take an hour and experience these redwoods just a few minutes from Yahoo, Apple and Google headquarters. Even if you're a beginner hiker, or have someone with mobility issues, there is...More

1  Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 17 February 2016

i lived around this area for a while and have probably ran / hiked every trail more than a dozen times. It is quiet, beautiful and extremely peaceful. It's pretty hilly - my 2 year old son had no problem navigating but he's a pretty...More

Thank TPurz
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This park is particularly nice after a rain when the lichens and mosses are vibrant and colorful. We hiked the Redwood Trail. We brought a young child in a stroller but we would have been better off with a carrier - the bumps and mud...More

1  Thank jpl_2012x
Reviewed 24 August 2015

My friends and I came to hike this area. We entered thru entrance by Half Moon Bay so that we start going uphill then going down. This was a lovely hike with a balance of shade and sun. The view was the pacific oceans and...More

Thank Len Len T
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We saw this listed on a local map and went exploring. This was a wonderful little gem of a forest in a ravine without the crowds you see at Muir Woods. Wide trails with directions from a trail map on a wooden sign board allowed...More

Thank comfortnurse
Reviewed 26 June 2015

This is one of those great hikes that starts with a beautiful drive along skyline. The views along the way are impressive and there are a number of spots to stop off to enjoy them. There is parking once you get to the preserve as...More

Thank AvaE27
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We accessed the park from a road 3 miles south of Half Moon Bay and took the trail that follows the stream. It was just wonderful, all green, shady and ferny(if that's a word). The only thing is that it is pretty much all uphill....More

Thank Leslie F
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